A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Kandrian in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 55.59 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:02:36 / 4:02 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 13/01/21 / 2021-01-13 16:02:36 / January 13, 2021 @ 4:02 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us6000d81y. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d81y. Exact location, longitude 149.4057° East, latitude -6.0826° South, depth = 55.59 km.
Event epicenter was 101 km (63 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe (min 5000 pop).
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 one and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 20 km NW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea.
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