A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 146.4806 East, latitude -5.586 South, depth = 67.07 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 67.07 km (42 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d1wr. Id of event: us7000d1wr. The temblor was detected at 02:56:22 / 2:56 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 21/01/21 / 2021-01-21 02:56:22 / January 21, 2021 @ 2:56 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Madang (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 86 km (53 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 86 km ESE of Madang, Papua New Guinea.
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