Terremoto moderato mag. 4.9 - South Pacific Ocean, 126 km a est da Kokopo, Papua Nuova Guinea, sabato, 20 febbraio 2021 -

Terremoto moderato mag. 4.9 - South Pacific Ocean, 126 km a est da Kokopo, Papua Nuova Guinea, sabato, 20 febbraio 2021

Terremoto moderato magnitudine 4.9 at 60 km depth

20 Feb 20:40 UTC: Primo a segnalare: EMSC dopo 20 minuti.
20 Feb 20:41: Profondità ricalcolata da 68.0 a 62.0 km (da 42 a 39 mi). Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 5 km (3.1 mi) al WSW.
20 Feb 21:05: Profondità ricalcolata da 62.0 a 60.0 km (da 39 a 37 mi). Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 4.4 km (2.8 mi) al E.
20 Feb 21:18: Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 1.6 km (1 mi) al SO.
Update Sat, 20 Feb 2021, 20:45
Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake 122 km southeast of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
4.9 quake 21 Feb 6:19 am (GMT +10)
4.9 quake 21 Feb 6:19 am (GMT +10)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.9 occurred only 25 minutes ago 122 km southeast of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.
The quake hit at a moderately shallow depth of 62 km beneath the epicenter near Kokopo, Kokopo District, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, early morning on Sunday 21 February 2021 at 6:19 am 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 4.9 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Kokopo (pop. 26,300) located 122 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Data & ora: 20 Feb 2021 20:19:54 UTC -
Ora locale a epicentro: domenica, 21 feb 2021 06:19 (GMT +10)
Magnitudine: 4.9
Profondità: 60.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 4.68°S / 153.35°E (South Pacific Ocean, Papua Nuova Guinea)
Vulcano più vicino: Ambitle (75 km / 47 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
126 km ESE da Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> Vedi sismi vicini
142 km ESE da Rabaul (pop: 8,070) --> Vedi sismi vicini
298 km NO da Panguna (pop: 2,920) --> Vedi sismi vicini
300 km NO da Arawa (pop: 40,300) --> Vedi sismi vicini
347 km NO da Buin (pop: 750) --> Vedi sismi vicini
368 km SE da Kavieng (pop: 14,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
369 km ENE da Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) --> Vedi sismi vicini
542 km NO da Gizo (New Georgia Group, Isole Salomone) (pop: 6,150) --> Vedi sismi vicini
868 km NE da Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> Vedi sismi vicini
249 km SE da New Ireland Island (pop: 194,100) --> Vedi sismi vicini
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 28.7°C (84 F), humidity: 73%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from NNE
Fonte dati primaria: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
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

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
4.960 kmNEW IRELAND REGION, P.N.G., Papua New GuineaEMSC
4.968 km125 Km ESE of Kokopo, Papua New GuineaUSGS
4.8140 kmNew Ireland Region, P.N.G., Papua New GuineaGFZ

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