A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 87 km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (54 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:34:00 / 2:34 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.7 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/02/21 / 2021-02-02 14:34:00 / February 2, 2021 @ 2:34 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 154.8732 East, latitude -6.8194 South, depth = 8.7 km. Event id: us6000dfzs. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dfzs.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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 react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 87 km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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