A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea on Monday. The temblor was detected at 15:34:05 / 3:34 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us6000dfw3. Event ids that are associated: us6000dfw3. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/02/21 / 2021-02-01 15:34:05 / February 1, 2021 @ 3:34 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 147.7647 East, latitude -6.3737 South, depth = 52.18 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 52.18 km (32 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 94 km (59 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lae (min 5000 pop).
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 eight, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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