A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Angaur State in Palau on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 133.8624° East, 6.1812° North, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 10:03:16 / 10:03 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us7000d09j. Event ids that are associated: us7000d09j. Global time and date of event 05/01/21 / 2021-01-05 10:03:16 / January 5, 2021 @ 10:03 am UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 86 km (53 miles) from Angaur State (c. 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Palau (c. 20 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Angaur State (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 85 km SSW of Angaur State, Palau.
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