A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. Unique identifier: us7000d1tj. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000d1tj. Exact location of event, longitude 151.7955 East, latitude -4.778 South, depth = 129.81 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/01/21 / 2021-01-20 20:55:57 / January 20, 2021 @ 8:55 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 129.81 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). The temblor was reported at 20:55:57 / 8:55 pm (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rabaul, Kokopo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 71 km SW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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