A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 169 km SW of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea (105 miles) on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/01/21 / 2021-01-15 15:52:50 / January 15, 2021 @ 3:52 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 149.601 East, latitude -3.5275 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 15:52:50 / 3:52 pm (local time epicenter). 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: us7000d0cr. Id of event: us7000d0cr.
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 has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. 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: 169 km SW of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea.
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