A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Rabaul in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us6000dg9d. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dg9d. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/02/21 / 2021-02-03 11:50:53 / February 3, 2021 @ 11:50 am. Exact location of event, depth 482.01 km, 152.5157° East, -3.6866° South. The temblor was detected at 11:50:53 / 11:50 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 482.01 km (300 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kokopo, Rabaul (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 69 km NE of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea.
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