A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 125 km ESE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (78 miles) on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 20:19:55 / 8:19 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000djra. Unique identifier: us6000djra. Exact location of event, depth 67.66 km, 153.3606° East, -4.6547° South. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/02/21 / 2021-02-20 20:19:55 / February 20, 2021 @ 8:19 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 67.66 km (42 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventy 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 125 km ESE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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