A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 95 km SE of Kieta, Papua New Guinea (59 miles) on Friday. The temblor was reported at 12:48:36 / 12:48 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/01/21 / 2021-01-08 12:48:36 / January 8, 2021 @ 12:48 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 151.74 km (94 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 156.2087 East, latitude -6.8559 South, depth = 151.74 km. Unique identifier: us7000d13b. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000d13b. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 95 km SE of Kieta, Papua New Guinea.
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