A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 158 km NNW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (98 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/01/21 / 2021-01-26 00:03:15 / January 26, 2021 @ 12:03 am. Unique identifier: us6000de73. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000de73. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 00:03:15 / 12:03 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 153.9 km (96 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 147.3091 East, latitude -5.2273 South, depth = 153.9 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 158 km NNW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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