A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 106 km S of Kundiawa, Papua New Guinea (66 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 144.8279 East, latitude -6.9685 South, depth = 25.69 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 25.69 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/01/21 / 2021-01-24 23:14:50 / January 24, 2021 @ 11:14 pm. Id of earthquake: us6000ddpe. Event ids that are associated: us6000ddpe. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:14:50 / 11:14 pm (local time epicenter).
Every 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. 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 have been detected nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 106 km S of Kundiawa, Papua New Guinea.
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