Terremoto moderato mag. 5.0 - 90 km a nord est da Kiunga, North Fly, Western Province, Papua Nuova Guinea, 7 May 9:08 am (GMT +10) -

Terremoto moderato mag. 5.0 - 90 km a nord est da Kiunga, North Fly, Western Province, Papua Nuova Guinea, 7 May 9:08 am (GMT +10)

Terremoto moderato magnitudine 5.0 at 62 km depth

6 May 23:20 UTC: Primo a segnalare: BMKG dopo 12 minuti.
6 May 23:25: Magnitudine ricalcolata da 5.0 a 5.2. Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 15 km (9.2 mi) al ENE.
6 May 23:30: Magnitudine ricalcolata da 5.2 a 5.0. Profondità ricalcolata da 10.0 a 62.0 km (da 6.2 a 39 mi). Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 25 km (15 mi) al WNW.
Update Thu, 6 May 2021, 23:24
Significant magnitude 5.0 quake hits 83 km northeast of Kiunga, Papua New Guinea in the morning
5.0 quake 7 May 9:08 am (GMT +10)
5.0 quake 7 May 9:08 am (GMT +10)
Papua New Guinea was shaken near Kiunga, North Fly, Western Province, by an earthquake of magnitude 5.0 only 16 minutes ago, Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Kiunga, North Fly, Western Province, Papua New Guinea, in the morning on Friday 7 May 2021 at 9:08 am local time. 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.
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 Kiunga (pop. 11,500) located 83 km from the epicenter, and Tari (pop. 8,200) 119 km away.
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Earthquake data

Data & ora: 6 May 2021 23:08:29 UTC -
Ora locale a epicentro: 7 May 9:08 am (GMT +10)
Magnitudine: 5
Prof.: 62.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 5.52°S / 141.83°E (Western Province, Papua Nuova Guinea)
Antipode: 5.52°N / 38.17°W
Vulcano più vicino: Doma Peaks (142 km / 88 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
90 km NE da Kiunga (North Fly) (pop: 11,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
129 km ONO da Tari (pop: 8,190) --> Vedi sismi vicini
214 km ONO da Mendi (Southern Highlands) (pop: 26,300) --> Vedi sismi vicini
268 km O da Hagen (Dei District, Western Highlands) (pop: 33,600) --> Vedi sismi vicini
297 km SO da Wewak (East Sepik) (pop: 18,200) --> Vedi sismi vicini
354 km SSE da Jayapura (Papua, Indonesia) (pop: 134,900) --> Vedi sismi vicini
399 km O da Goroka (Eastern Highlands) (pop: 18,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
424 km NNO da Daru (pop: 15,200) --> Vedi sismi vicini
424 km NNO da Daru (pop: 15,200) --> Vedi sismi vicini
733 km NO da Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> Vedi sismi vicini
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 23.2°C (74 F), humidity: 95%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from S
Fonte dati primaria: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 2 x 1012 joules (554 MWh, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.062 kmNew Guinea, Papua New GuineaBMKG

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)

  • 26 Jun 2021 14:53 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    104 km (64.6 mi) depth
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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