A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 94 km SE of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (58 miles). The temblor was reported at 00:04:52 / 12:04 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude 155.9677° East, latitude -7.0262° South, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us7000d0d8. Event ids that are associated: us7000d0d8. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 07/01/21 / 2021-01-07 00:04:52 / January 7, 2021 @ 12:04 am UTC/GMT.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 94 km SE of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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