A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 117 km NNW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (73 miles) on Thursday. The epicenter was at a depth of 192.71 km (120 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d1wf. Id of event: us7000d1wf. The temblor was detected at 02:06:23 / 2:06 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/01/21 / 2021-01-21 02:06:23 / January 21, 2021 @ 2:06 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 147.4592 East, latitude -5.5722 South, depth = 192.71 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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