Terremoto moderato mag. 5.0 - Bismarck Sea, 116 km a nord da Lae, Morobe Province, Papua Nuova Guinea, venerdí, 12 marzo 2021 -

Terremoto moderato mag. 5.0 - Bismarck Sea, 116 km a nord da Lae, Morobe Province, Papua Nuova Guinea, venerdí, 12 marzo 2021

Terremoto moderato magnitudine 5.0 at 59 km depth

12 Mar 14:53 UTC: Primo a segnalare: GFZ dopo 11 minuti.
12 Mar 15:52: Magnitudine ricalcolata da 4.9 a 5.0. Profondità ricalcolata da 10.0 a 59.0 km (da 6.2 a 37 mi). Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 4.7 km (2.9 mi) al SO.
Update Fri, 12 Mar 2021, 14:57
Moderate magnitude 4.9 quake hits 118 km northwest of Lae, Papua New Guinea after midnight
4.9 quake 13 Mar 12:42 am (GMT +10)
4.9 quake 13 Mar 12:42 am (GMT +10)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.9 occurred after midnight on Saturday 13 March 2021 at 12:42 am local time near Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea, as reported by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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 5.1. A third agency, Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency, reported the same quake at magnitude 5.3.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Kainantu (pop. 8,500) located 115 km from the epicenter, Madang (pop. 27,400) 116 km away, and Lae (pop. 76,300) 118 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Data & ora: 12 Mar 2021 14:42:59 UTC -
Ora locale a epicentro: Saturday, 13 Mar 2021 00:42 (GMT +10)
Magnitudine: 5
Profondità: 59.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 5.73°S / 146.69°E (Bismarck Sea, Papua Nuova Guinea)
Vulcano più vicino: Long Island (58 km / 36 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
110 km NE da Kainantu (pop: 8,510) --> Vedi sismi vicini
115 km ESE da Madang (pop: 27,400) --> Vedi sismi vicini
116 km NNO da Lae (pop: 76,300) --> Vedi sismi vicini
150 km ENE da Goroka (pop: 18,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
164 km N da Bulolo (pop: 16,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
273 km E da Mt Hagen (Dei District) (pop: 33,600) --> Vedi sismi vicini
339 km E da Mendi (pop: 26,300) --> Vedi sismi vicini
378 km NNO da Popondetta (Sohe) (pop: 28,200) --> Vedi sismi vicini
382 km O da Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) --> Vedi sismi vicini
420 km N da Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> Vedi sismi vicini
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 27.9°C (82 F), humidity: 72%, wind: 2 m/s (5 kts) from W
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.
5.059 kmEastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G., Papua New GuineaGFZ
5.397 kmEastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G., Papua New GuineaBMKG
5.163 km106 Km NNW of Lae, Papua New GuineaUSGS
5.263 kmEastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G., Papua New GuineaGeoAu
5.155 kmEASTERN NEW GUINEA REG., P.N.G., Papua New GuineaEMSC

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