A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 137 km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (85 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 154.3926° East, latitude -5.7301° South, depth = 154.37 km. Global time and date of event 12/01/21 / 2021-01-12 23:30:58 / January 12, 2021 @ 11:30 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 154.37 km (96 miles). The temblor was detected at 23:30:58 / 11:30 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us7000d22b. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000d22b.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 137 km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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