A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Kimbe in Papua New Guinea. Unique identifier: us7000d0m8. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000d0m8. Exact location, longitude 150.8831° East, latitude -5.7707° South, depth = 102.23 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 16/01/21 / 2021-01-16 09:03:34 / January 16, 2021 @ 9:03 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 09:03:34 / 9:03 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 102.23 km (64 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 86 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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