A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Alotau in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:23:27 / 10:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 150.5341° East, -9.7307° South, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dcvv. Id of event: us6000dcvv. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/01/21 / 2021-01-21 22:23:27 / January 21, 2021 @ 10:23 pm.
Event epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Alotau (c. 10 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Alotau (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 65 km N of Alotau, Papua New Guinea.
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