A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 164 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (102 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us7000d363. Event ids that are associated: us7000d363. The temblor was picked up at 19:58:12 / 7:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 151.5368 East, latitude -6.0394 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/01/21 / 2021-01-16 19:58:12 / January 16, 2021 @ 7:58 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-one 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 164 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.
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