A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) strikes 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/01/21 / 2021-01-26 04:17:56 / January 26, 2021 @ 4:17 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 87.56 km (54 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:17:56 / 4:17 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000d3c0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d3c0. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 155.8275 East, latitude -6.9747 South, depth = 87.56 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 91 km (56 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 82 km SSE of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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