A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 17 km NNE of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (11 miles). The temblor was picked up at 15:59:50 / 3:59 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/02/21 / 2021-02-01 15:59:50 / February 1, 2021 @ 3:59 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 66.25 km (41 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 147.9172 East, latitude -6.4188 South, depth = 66.25 km. Event id: us6000dfw5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dfw5.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 17 km NNE of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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