Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 80 km south of Арава, North Solomons, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, 17 Nov 2020 9:45 am (GMT +11) -

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 80 km south of Арава, North Solomons, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, 17 Nov 2020 9:45 am (GMT +11)

Умеренное землетрясение маг. 5.5 at 49 km depth

16 Nov 22:53 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
16 Nov 22:56: Epicenter location corrected by 4 km (2.5 mi) towards SSW.
17 Nov 07:58: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.5. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 49.0 km (from 6.2 to 30 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4.6 km (2.8 mi) towards SSW.
Update Mon, 16 Nov 2020, 22:57
Significant magnitude 5.4 earthquake 76 km south of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
5.4 quake Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, 17 Nov 9.45 am (GMT +11)
5.4 quake Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, 17 Nov 9.45 am (GMT +11)
Papua New Guinea was shaken near the village of Buin by an earthquake of magnitude 5.4 only 12 minutes ago, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter in the morning on Tuesday 17 November 2020 at 9.45 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 5.4 earthquake as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should have been widely felt by almost everyone in the area of the epicenter. It might have caused light to moderate damage. Moderate shaking probably occurred in Buin (pop. 800) located 17 km from the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Arawa (pop. 40,300) located 76 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Дата & время: 16 Nov 2020 22:45:24 UTC -
Местное время в эпицентре: Вторник, 17 ноя 2020 09:45 (GMT +11)
Величина: 5.5
Глубина: 49.0 km
Эпицентр Широта / Долгота: 6.94°S / 155.67°E (Соломоново море, Папуа — Новая Гвинея)
Ближайшие вулкана: Loloru (43 km / 27 mi)
Города поблизости:
21 km (13 mi) S of Buin (pop: 750) --> Найдите близлежащие землетрясения!
72 km (45 mi) SSE of Panguna (pop: 2,920) --> Найдите близлежащие землетрясения!
80 km (50 mi) S of Арава (pop: 40,300) --> Найдите близлежащие землетрясения!
183 km (114 mi) NW of Гизо (New Georgia Group, Соломоновы Острова) (pop: 6,150) --> Найдите близлежащие землетрясения!
453 km (281 mi) WNW of Buala (Соломоновы Острова) (pop: 2,700) --> Найдите близлежащие землетрясения!
474 km (295 mi) SE of Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> Найдите близлежащие землетрясения!
494 km (307 mi) SE of Рабаул (Rabaul District) (pop: 8,070) --> Найдите близлежащие землетрясения!
541 km (336 mi) NW of Malango (Соломоновы Острова) (pop: 10,500) --> Найдите близлежащие землетрясения!
979 km (609 mi) ENE of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> Найдите близлежащие землетрясения!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 27.3°C (81 F), humidity: 78%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from ENE
Источник данных: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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Also if you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable also to earthquake science and earthquake hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. Вы можете использовать геоданные вашего устройства или карту, чтобы уточнить, где вы находились во время землетрясения. Спасибо большое!

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.
M 5.549 kmSolomon Islands, Papua New GuineaGFZ
M 5.393 kmSolomon IslandsBMKG
M 5.533 km83 Km SSE of Panguna, Papua New Guinea, Solomon IslandsUSGS
M 5.488 kmSolomon IslandsGeoAu

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 15 Jan 2021 20:18 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Jan 2021 16:52 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    47 km (29.2 mi) depth
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 11 Dec 2020 01:31 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    67.2 km (41.8 mi) depth
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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