A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 97 km NW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea (60 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 173.68 km (108 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 148.9921 East, latitude -5.5181 South, depth = 173.68 km. The temblor was reported at 16:55:18 / 4:55 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/02/21 / 2021-02-07 16:55:18 / February 7, 2021 @ 4:55 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000dh25. Unique identifier: us6000dh25.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 97 km NW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea.
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