A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000djp5. Unique identifier: us6000djp5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 150.01 km, 146.3589° East, -5.3677° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/02/21 / 2021-02-20 11:57:16 / February 20, 2021 @ 11:57 am. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:57:16 / 11:57 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 150.01 km (93 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Madang. Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each 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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 65 km ESE of Madang, Papua New Guinea.
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