A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 98 km NW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea (61 miles). Exact location, longitude 148.8481° East, latitude -5.6623° South, depth = 140.61 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:37:31 / 6:37 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 16/01/21 / 2021-01-16 06:37:31 / January 16, 2021 @ 6:37 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 140.61 km (87 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d0lh. Id of event: us7000d0lh.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 98 km NW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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