A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 155.8101 East, latitude -6.8746 South, depth = 86.41 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/01/21 / 2021-01-26 15:42:21 / January 26, 2021 @ 3:42 pm. Id of earthquake: us7000d3gs. Event ids that are associated: us7000d3gs. The temblor was reported at 15:42:21 / 3:42 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 86.41 km (54 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 71 km SSE of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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