Sismo leggero mag. 4.8 - South Pacific Ocean, 90 km a nord est da Kokopo, Papua Nuova Guinea, venerdí, 19 marzo 2021 -

Sismo leggero mag. 4.8 - South Pacific Ocean, 90 km a nord est da Kokopo, Papua Nuova Guinea, venerdí, 19 marzo 2021

Sismo leggero magnitudine 4.8 at 153 km depth

19 Mar 16:55 UTC: Primo a segnalare: BMKG dopo 9 minuti.
19 Mar 17:00: Profondità ricalcolata da 134.0 a 153.0 km (da 83 a 95 mi). Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 7.8 km (4.8 mi) al E.
Update Fri, 19 Mar 2021, 17:00
Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.8 just reported 83 km northeast of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
4.8 quake 20 Mar 2:46 am (GMT +10)
4.8 quake 20 Mar 2:46 am (GMT +10)
Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency reported a magnitude 4.8 quake in Papua New Guinea near Kokopo, Kokopo District, East New Britain Province, only 14 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early morning on Saturday 20 March 2021 at 2:46 am local time at an intermediate depth of 134 km. 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.8 earthquake 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 83 km from the epicenter, and Rabaul (pop. 8,100) 89 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Data & ora: 19 Mar 2021 16:46:07 UTC -
Ora locale a epicentro: Saturday, 20 Mar 2021 02:46 (GMT +10)
Magnitudine: 4.8
Profondità: 153.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 4.02°S / 153.01°E (South Pacific Ocean, Provincia della Nuova Irlanda, Papua Nuova Guinea)
Vulcano più vicino: Ambitle (71 km / 44 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
90 km ENE da Kokopo (East New Britain) (pop: 26,300) --> Vedi sismi vicini
96 km ENE da Rabaul (East New Britain) (pop: 8,070) --> Vedi sismi vicini
294 km ESE da Kavieng (pop: 14,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
294 km ESE da Kavieng (pop: 14,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
361 km ENE da Kimbe (Talasea District, West New Britain) (pop: 18,800) --> Vedi sismi vicini
375 km NO da Panguna (Bougainville) (pop: 2,920) --> Vedi sismi vicini
375 km NO da Arawa (Bougainville) (pop: 40,300) --> Vedi sismi vicini
425 km NO da Buin (Bougainville) (pop: 750) --> Vedi sismi vicini
454 km ENE da Kandrian (West New Britain) (pop: 1,010) --> Vedi sismi vicini
887 km NE da Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> Vedi sismi vicini
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 26°C (79 F), humidity: 82%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from SSW
Fonte dati primaria: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 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.
4.8153 kmNew Ireland Region, P.N.G., Papua New GuineaBMKG
4.8240 kmNEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G., Papua New GuineaEMSC
4.8252 km10 Km WSW of Rabaul, Papua New GuineaUSGS

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