A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 139 km ESE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (86 miles) on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 153.4945° East, -4.6168° South, depth 86.76 km. The temblor was picked up at 09:11:20 / 9:11 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 10/01/21 / 2021-01-10 09:11:20 / January 10, 2021 @ 9:11 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000d1ee. Unique identifier: us7000d1ee. The epicenter was at a depth of 86.76 km (54 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 139 km ESE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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