A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Rabaul in Papua New Guinea. The epicenter was at a depth of 351.49 km (218 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000d0b6. Unique identifier: us7000d0b6. Exact location, longitude 152.269° East, latitude -3.4706° South, depth = 351.49 km. The temblor was detected at 03:03:08 / 3:03 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/01/21 / 2021-01-06 03:03:08 / January 6, 2021 @ 3:03 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul. Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 81 km (51 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop).
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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 81 km N of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea.
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