Terremoto moderato mag. 5.2 - Solomon Sea, Isole Salomone, 97 km a sud-est da Arawa, Papua Nuova Guinea, lunedí, 29 marzo 2021 -

Terremoto moderato mag. 5.2 - Solomon Sea, Isole Salomone, 97 km a sud-est da Arawa, Papua Nuova Guinea, lunedí, 29 marzo 2021

Terremoto moderato magnitudine 5.2 at 59 km depth

29 Mar 07:52 UTC: Primo a segnalare: GFZ dopo 8 minuti.
29 Mar 07:55: Magnitudine ricalcolata da 5.3 a 5.5. Profondità ricalcolata da 10.0 a 59.0 km (da 6.2 a 37 mi). Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 2.5 km (1.5 mi) al SSE.
29 Mar 08:35: Magnitudine ricalcolata da 5.5 a 5.2.
Update Mon, 29 Mar 2021, 07:57
Significant magnitude 5.5 quake hits 97 km southeast of Arawa, Solomon Islands early evening
5.5 quake 29 Mar 6:43 pm (GMT +11)
5.5 quake 29 Mar 6:43 pm (GMT +11)
An earthquake of magnitude 5.5 occurred only 13 minutes ago 97 km southeast of Arawa, Solomon Islands, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported.
The quake hit at a moderately shallow depth of 59 km beneath the epicenter near Arawa, North Solomons, Papua New Guinea, early evening on Monday 29 March 2021 at 6:43 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 5.3 earthquake.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Buin (pop. 750) located 43 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Panguna (pop. 2,900) located 94 km from the epicenter, Kieta (pop. 3,600) 95 km away, and Arawa (pop. 40,300) 97 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Data & ora: 29 Mar 2021 07:43:38 UTC -
Ora locale a epicentro: Monday, 29 Mar 2021 18:43 (GMT +11)
Magnitudine: 5.2
Profondità: 59.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 6.99°S / 156°E (Solomon Sea, Isole Salomone)
Vulcano più vicino: Loloru (67 km / 42 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
43 km SE da Buin (Papua Nuova Guinea) (pop: 750) --> Vedi sismi vicini
94 km SE da Panguna (Papua Nuova Guinea) (pop: 2,920) --> Vedi sismi vicini
97 km SSE da Arawa (Papua Nuova Guinea) (pop: 40,300) --> Vedi sismi vicini
155 km NO da Gizo (New Georgia Group) (pop: 6,150) --> Vedi sismi vicini
416 km ONO da Buala (pop: 2,700) --> Vedi sismi vicini
507 km SE da Kokopo (Papua Nuova Guinea) (pop: 26,300) --> Vedi sismi vicini
508 km NO da Malango (pop: 10,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
513 km ONO da Honiara (pop: 56,300) --> Vedi sismi vicini
526 km SE da Rabaul (Papua Nuova Guinea) (pop: 8,070) --> Vedi sismi vicini
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 29.2°C (85 F), humidity: 71%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from ENE
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

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.
5.259 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
5.410 kmNear Port Moresby, Papua New GuineaRENASS
5.392 kmSolomon IslandsGeoAu
5.352 km95 Km SSE of Kieta, Papua New Guinea, Solomon IslandsUSGS
5.468 kmSolomon IslandsBMKG

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