Sismo leggero mag. 4.9 - Enga Province, 63 km a nord ovest da Tari, Papua Nuova Guinea, lunedì, 15 febbraio 2021 -

Sismo leggero mag. 4.9 - Enga Province, 63 km a nord ovest da Tari, Papua Nuova Guinea, lunedì, 15 febbraio 2021

Sismo leggero magnitudine 4.9 at 96 km depth

15 Feb 07:20 UTC: Primo a segnalare: BMKG dopo 18 minuti.
15 Feb 18:00: Magnitudine ricalcolata da 5.0 a 4.9. Profondità ricalcolata da 93.0 a 96.0 km (da 58 a 60 mi). Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 3.5 km (2.2 mi) al NNW.
Update Mon, 15 Feb 2021, 07:24
Significant magnitude 5.0 quake hits 60 km northwest of Tari, Papua New Guinea in the afternoon
5.0 quake 15 Feb 5:02 pm (GMT +10)
5.0 quake 15 Feb 5:02 pm (GMT +10)
Just 22 minutes ago, a 5.0-magnitude earthquake struck near Tari, Papua New Guinea. The tremor was recorded in the afternoon on Monday 15 February 2021 at 5:02 pm local time, at an intermediate depth of 93 km below the surface.
The event was filed by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency, the first seismological agency to report it.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Tari (pop. 8,200) located 60 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Wabag (pop. 4,000) located 116 km from the epicenter, and Wabag (pop. 4,000) 116 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Data & ora: 15 Feb 2021 07:02:07 UTC -
Ora locale a epicentro: lunedì, 15 feb 2021 17:02 (GMT +10)
Magnitudine: 4.9
Profondità: 96.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 5.4°S / 142.67°E (Enga Province, Papua Nuova Guinea)
Vulcano più vicino: Doma Peaks (74 km / 46 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
63 km NNO da Tari (pop: 8,190) --> Vedi sismi vicini
117 km O da Wabag (Enga) (pop: 3,960) --> Vedi sismi vicini
137 km NO da Mendi (Southern Highlands) (pop: 26,300) --> Vedi sismi vicini
172 km ENE da Kiunga (North Fly, Western Province) (pop: 11,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
180 km ONO da Mt Hagen (Dei District, Western Highlands) (pop: 33,600) --> Vedi sismi vicini
232 km SSO da Wewak (East Sepik) (pop: 18,200) --> Vedi sismi vicini
310 km ONO da Goroka (Eastern Highlands) (pop: 18,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
346 km O da Madang (pop: 27,400) --> Vedi sismi vicini
385 km SE da Jayapura (Papua, Indonesia) (pop: 134,900) --> Vedi sismi vicini
671 km NO da Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> Vedi sismi vicini
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 20.7°C (69 F), humidity: 81%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from SW
Fonte dati primaria: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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4.996 kmNew Guinea, Papua New GuineaBMKG

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