A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 111 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (69 miles) on Thursday. Exact location, longitude 151.8078° East, latitude -5.2348° South, depth = 48.32 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 48.32 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:29:52 / 6:29 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/01/21 / 2021-01-21 06:29:52 / January 21, 2021 @ 6:29 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dcv2. Id of event: us6000dcv2.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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