A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/02/21 / 2021-02-09 14:24:59 / February 9, 2021 @ 2:24 pm. The temblor was picked up at 14:24:59 / 2:24 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000di28. Unique identifier: us6000di28. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 155.1021 East, latitude -6.8337 South, depth = 18.37 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.37 km (11 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa. Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 84 km (52 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop).
Every 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 eight and in the last 365 days sixty-two 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 71 km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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