A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 122 km SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (76 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 44.93 km (28 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:36:34 / 4:36 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 153.0172 East, latitude -5.1569 South, depth = 44.93 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/01/21 / 2021-01-02 16:36:34 / January 2, 2021 @ 4:36 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us6000d51z. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d51z.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 122 km SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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