A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:33:47 / 11:33 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 155.25 East, latitude -6.5982 South, depth = 38.12 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 38.12 km (24 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/01/21 / 2021-01-20 11:33:47 / January 20, 2021 @ 11:33 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dcnp. Id of event: us6000dcnp.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 53 km (33 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
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 seven, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 40 km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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