A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. Exact location of event, depth 70.65 km, 147.6833° East, -6.3699° South. Event id: us7000d1td. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d1td. The epicenter was at a depth of 70.65 km (44 miles). Global time and date of event 20/01/21 / 2021-01-20 20:42:21 / January 20, 2021 @ 8:42 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 20:42:21 / 8:42 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lae. Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 27 km NW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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