Terremoto moderato mag. 5.0 - 75 km a nord est da Lae, Morobe Province, Papua Nuova Guinea, mercoledí, 17 febbraio 2021 -

Terremoto moderato mag. 5.0 - 75 km a nord est da Lae, Morobe Province, Papua Nuova Guinea, mercoledí, 17 febbraio 2021

Terremoto moderato magnitudine 5.0 at 91 km depth

17 Feb 05:13 UTC: Primo a segnalare: GFZ dopo 12 minuti.
17 Feb 06:22: Profondità ricalcolata da 90.0 a 91.0 km (da 56 a 57 mi). Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 4.4 km (2.8 mi) al N.
Update Wed, 17 Feb 2021, 05:18
Significant earthquake of magnitude 5.0 just reported 71 km northeast of Lae, Papua New Guinea
5.0 quake 17 Feb 3:00 pm (GMT +10)
5.0 quake 17 Feb 3:00 pm (GMT +10)
Papua New Guinea was shaken near Lae, Morobe Province, by an earthquake of magnitude 5.0 only 17 minutes ago, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported.
The quake hit at an intermediate depth of 90 km beneath the epicenter near Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea, early afternoon on Wednesday 17 February 2021 at 3:00 pm local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the United States Geological Survey which listed the quake at magnitude 5.3. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 5.3.
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 Lae (pop. 76,300) located 71 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Data & ora: 17 Feb 2021 05:00:37 UTC -
Ora locale a epicentro: Wednesday, 17 Feb 2021 15:00 (GMT +10)
Magnitudine: 5
Profondità: 91.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 6.12°S / 147.3°E (Morobe Province, Papua Nuova Guinea)
Vulcano più vicino: Umboi (90 km / 56 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
75 km NNE da Lae (Morobe) (pop: 76,300) --> Vedi sismi vicini
141 km NNE da Bulolo (Morobe) (pop: 16,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
150 km NNE da Wau (Morobe) (pop: 14,600) --> Vedi sismi vicini
160 km E da Kainantu (Eastern Highlands) (pop: 8,510) --> Vedi sismi vicini
195 km ESE da Madang (pop: 27,400) --> Vedi sismi vicini
212 km E da Goroka (Eastern Highlands) (pop: 18,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
312 km NNO da Popondetta (Sohe, Northern Province) (pop: 28,200) --> Vedi sismi vicini
320 km OSO da Kimbe (Talasea District, West New Britain) (pop: 18,800) --> Vedi sismi vicini
341 km E da Mt Hagen (Dei District, Western Highlands) (pop: 33,600) --> Vedi sismi vicini
374 km N da Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> Vedi sismi vicini
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 23.6°C (75 F), humidity: 66%, wind: 1 m/s (3 kts) from NNW
Fonte dati primaria: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudineProfonditàUbicazioneFonte
5.091 kmEastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G., Papua New GuineaGFZ
5.394 kmEASTERN NEW GUINEA REG., P.N.G., Papua New GuineaEMSC
5.3106 km67 Km NNE of Lae, Papua New GuineaUSGS
5.183 kmEastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G., Papua New GuineaGeoAu
5.371 kmEastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G., Papua New GuineaBMKG

User reports for this quake (4)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
208.7 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s
hetura south residential hall / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s
Port Moresby / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
Port Moresby / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s
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