A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea on Monday. The temblor was detected at 17:16:38 / 5:16 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 147.4546 East, latitude -6.0364 South, depth = 98.54 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/02/21 / 2021-02-08 17:16:38 / February 8, 2021 @ 5:16 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 98.54 km (61 miles). Id of earthquake: us6000dh3l. Event ids that are associated: us6000dh3l.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lae. Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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: 72 km NW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea.
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