A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 45 km S of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (28 miles). Event id: us6000d5ug. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d5ug. Exact location of earthquake, 147.8878° East, -6.9662° South, depth 75.54 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/01/21 / 2021-01-05 17:31:48 / January 5, 2021 @ 5:31 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 75.54 km (47 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 17:31:48 / 5:31 pm (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 45 km S of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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