A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 218 km SSE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (135 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us7000d3fa. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d3fa. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:07:08 / 2:07 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/01/21 / 2021-01-17 02:07:08 / January 17, 2021 @ 2:07 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 152.8254 East, latitude -6.2356 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. 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: 218 km SSE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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