A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 125 km NNW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (78 miles) on Thursday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:57:48 / 8:57 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000d2ed. Event ids that are associated: us7000d2ed. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 219.39 km (136 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 147.2369 East, latitude -5.6047 South, depth = 219.39 km. Global time and date of event 14/01/21 / 2021-01-14 20:57:48 / January 14, 2021 @ 8:57 pm UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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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