A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea on Friday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/02/21 / 2021-02-12 20:50:41 / February 12, 2021 @ 8:50 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 142.872° East, -5.2296° South, depth 48.16 km. Unique identifier: us6000dh73. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000dh73. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 48.16 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:50:41 / 8:50 pm (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Wabag (c. 4 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Wabag, Tari (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 40 km NW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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