A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 97 km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (60 miles). The temblor was picked up at 20:30:08 / 8:30 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 155.1336 East, latitude -7.1231 South, depth = 122.55 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 122.55 km (76 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/01/21 / 2021-01-24 20:30:08 / January 24, 2021 @ 8:30 pm. Event id: us6000ddpa. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000ddpa. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 97 km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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