A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea. 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 143.22 km (89 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 151.7381 East, latitude -4.8515 South, depth = 143.22 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/02/21 / 2021-02-04 20:53:52 / February 4, 2021 @ 8:53 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us6000dei7. Event ids that are associated: us6000dei7. The temblor was detected at 20:53:52 / 8:53 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo. Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 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 three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 81 km SW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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