Terremoto moderato mag. 5.2 - Solomon Sea, 82 km a ovest da Arawa, North Solomons, Papua Nuova Guinea, mercoledí, 17 marzo 2021 -

Terremoto moderato mag. 5.2 - Solomon Sea, 82 km a ovest da Arawa, North Solomons, Papua Nuova Guinea, mercoledí, 17 marzo 2021

Terremoto moderato magnitudine 5.2 at 65 km depth

17 Mar 01:08 UTC: Primo a segnalare: GFZ dopo 11 minuti.
17 Mar 05:48: Magnitudine ricalcolata da 5.1 a 5.2. Profondità ricalcolata da 89.0 a 65.0 km (da 55 a 40 mi). Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 9.9 km (6.2 mi) al SSW.
Update Wed, 17 Mar 2021, 01:12
Significant earthquake of magnitude 5.1 just reported 77 km west of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
5.1 quake 17 Mar 11:57 am (GMT +11)
5.1 quake 17 Mar 11:57 am (GMT +11)
A magnitude 5.1 earthquake near Arawa, North Solomons, Papua New Guinea, was reported only 15 minutes ago by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at an intermediate depth of 89 km beneath the epicenter in the morning on Wednesday 17 March 2021 at 11:57 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 European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.9.
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 Panguna (pop. 2,900) located 68 km from the epicenter, Arawa (pop. 40,300) 77 km away, Kieta (pop. 3,600) 85 km away, and Buin (pop. 750) 105 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Data & ora: 17 Mar 2021 00:57:23 UTC -
Ora locale a epicentro: Wednesday, 17 Mar 2021 11:57 (GMT +11)
Magnitudine: 5.2
Profondità: 65.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 6.35°S / 154.83°E (Solomon Sea, Papua Nuova Guinea)
Vulcano più vicino: Bagana (39 km / 24 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
72 km O da Panguna (pop: 2,920) --> Vedi sismi vicini
82 km O da Arawa (pop: 40,300) --> Vedi sismi vicini
105 km ONO da Buin (pop: 750) --> Vedi sismi vicini
295 km NO da Gizo (New Georgia Group, Isole Salomone) (pop: 6,150) --> Vedi sismi vicini
361 km SE da Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> Vedi sismi vicini
380 km SE da Rabaul (pop: 8,070) --> Vedi sismi vicini
614 km SE da Kavieng (pop: 14,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
915 km ENE da Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> Vedi sismi vicini
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 28.2°C (83 F), humidity: 68%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from SSW
Fonte dati primaria: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.ProfonditàUbicazioneFonte
5.265 kmSolomon Islands, Papua New GuineaGFZ
5.284 kmBOUGAINVILLE REGION, P.N.G., Papua New GuineaEMSC
5.288 kmNear Port Moresby, Papua New GuineaRENASS
5.260 km66 Km W of Panguna, Papua New GuineaUSGS
5.285 kmSolomon Islands, Papua New GuineaGeoAu
5.455 kmSolomon Islands, Papua New GuineaBMKG

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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 09 May 2021 05:42 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    102 km (63.4 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 11 Apr 2021 12:35 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    94 km (58.4 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (3 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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