A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 110 km NE of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (68 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dd8q. Id of event: us6000dd8q. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/01/21 / 2021-01-30 13:29:25 / January 30, 2021 @ 1:29 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 148.4892 East, latitude -5.7927 South, depth = 129.72 km. The temblor was picked up at 13:29:25 / 1:29 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 129.72 km (81 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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 quakes 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 four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 110 km NE of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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