A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Tari in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.5752 East, latitude -6.1196 South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dg9j. Id of event: us6000dg9j. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:43:20 / 4:43 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 03/02/21 / 2021-02-03 16:43:20 / February 3, 2021 @ 4:43 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari. Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 51 km SW of Tari, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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