A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 134 km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (83 miles) on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 67.38 km (42 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/01/21 / 2021-01-27 10:03:47 / January 27, 2021 @ 10:03 am. Unique identifier: us6000deer. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000deer. Exact location of event, depth 67.38 km, 151.3367° East, -5.7149° South. The temblor was detected at 10:03:47 / 10:03 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days eighty-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. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 134 km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.
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