Terremoto moderato mag. 4.6 - 5.5 km a sud ovest da Vanimo, West Sepik Province, Papua Nuova Guinea, 21 May 1:52 pm (GMT +10) -

Terremoto moderato mag. 4.6 - 5.5 km a sud ovest da Vanimo, West Sepik Province, Papua Nuova Guinea, 21 May 1:52 pm (GMT +10)

Terremoto moderato magnitudine 4.6 at 10 km depth

21 May 04:00 UTC: Primo a segnalare: BMKG dopo 8 minuti.
Update Fri, 21 May 2021, 04:06
Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake 6 km southwest of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea
4.6 quake 21 May 1:52 pm (GMT +10)
4.6 quake 21 May 1:52 pm (GMT +10)
A magnitude 4.6 earthquake near Vanimo, Vanimo-Green River District, West Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea, was reported only 14 minutes ago by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency, considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in this part of the world. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter around noon on Friday 21 May 2021 at 1:52 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 4.6 earthquake as well.
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 Vanimo (pop. 11,200) located 6 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Abepura (pop. 62,200) located 71 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data

Data & ora: 21 May 2021 03:52:19 UTC -
Ora locale a epicentro: 21 May 1:52 pm (GMT +10)
Magnitudine: 4.6
Prof.: 10.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 2.71°S / 141.26°E (West Sepik Province, Papua Nuova Guinea)
Antipode: 2.71°N / 38.74°W
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km OSO da Vanimo (Sandaun) (pop: 11,200) --> Vedi sismi vicini
71 km E da Abepura (Papua, Indonesia) (pop: 62,200) --> Vedi sismi vicini
130 km ONO da Aitape (Sandaun) (pop: 5,550) --> Vedi sismi vicini
241 km NO da Ambunti (East Sepik) (pop: 2,070) --> Vedi sismi vicini
280 km ONO da Wewak (East Sepik) (pop: 18,200) --> Vedi sismi vicini
380 km N da Kiunga (North Fly, Western Province) (pop: 11,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
401 km NNO da Tari (pop: 8,190) --> Vedi sismi vicini
466 km NO da Mendi (Southern Highlands) (pop: 26,300) --> Vedi sismi vicini
481 km NO da Hagen (Dei District, Western Highlands) (pop: 33,600) --> Vedi sismi vicini
995 km NO da Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> Vedi sismi vicini
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 27.5°C (81 F), humidity: 72%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from NNE
Fonte dati primaria: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 5 x 1011 joules (139 MWh, equivalent to 120 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.
4.610 kmPapua New Guinea: Near N. Coast of New Guinea, PNG.BMKG
5.030 kmPapua New Guinea: NEAR N COAST OF NEW GUINEA, PNG.EMSC
5.036 km28 Km SE of Vanimo, Papua New GuineaUSGS
4.760 kmPapua New Guinea: Near N. Coast of New Guinea, PNG.GFZ

User reports for this quake (3)

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Papua new guinea (4.8 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : I felt like the movement of quake came arround 5 to 15 seconds and abit rattling and would like to know more about my area when the quakes comes in yesterday was small about 3 to 5 seconds but now was abit longer  
Vanimo / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : I was at Don Bosco Secondary School specifically in the classroom for my afternoon Class and felt the earthquake.Some of the students ran outside and bump their desk and I think a girl have fell down and Teachers were running around to comfort the students.It was about 10 to 15 seconds and felt indoor in the classroom,most desk was shaking and I was so scared I ran out in the clear and after when it stops I went back into the classroom I was shaking,I couldn't pick up my pen properly.  
Vanimo / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
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