A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. Id of earthquake: us7000d3r0. Event ids that are associated: us7000d3r0. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/01/21 / 2021-01-19 18:44:42 / January 19, 2021 @ 6:44 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 155.4645° East, -6.8935° South, depth 27.61 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:44:42 / 6:44 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 27.61 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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. 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: 63 km S of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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