A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 175 km NNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea (109 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:54:50 / 8:54 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000d1lh. Unique identifier: us7000d1lh. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 496.73 km (309 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 155.051 East, latitude -4.7266 South, depth = 496.73 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/01/21 / 2021-01-20 08:54:50 / January 20, 2021 @ 8:54 am UTC/GMT.
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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 175 km NNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea.
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