A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/01/21 / 2021-01-23 03:18:51 / January 23, 2021 @ 3:18 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dd00. Id of event: us6000dd00. The temblor was picked up at 03:18:51 / 3:18 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.24 km (22 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 147.5439° East, -6.2377° South, depth 35.24 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lae (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 82 km (51 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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