A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/01/21 / 2021-01-27 10:33:36 / January 27, 2021 @ 10:33 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000deew. Unique identifier: us6000deew. Exact location, longitude 155.8981° East, latitude -6.9374° South, depth = 79.56 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 79.56 km (49 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:33:36 / 10:33 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 90 km (56 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 82 km SSE of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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