A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Aitape in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d7pg. Id of event: us6000d7pg. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/01/21 / 2021-01-12 10:23:15 / January 12, 2021 @ 10:23 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 25.34 km (16 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:23:15 / 10:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 141.8801° East, latitude -2.8801° South, depth = 25.34 km.
Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from Vanimo (c. 11 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Vanimo (c. 9 800 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Aitape (c. 5 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vanimo, Vanimo, Aitape.
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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 59 km WNW of Aitape, Papua New Guinea.
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