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, 04:06Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake 6 km southwest of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea
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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