A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 84 km NNW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (52 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 147.4551 East, latitude -5.8974 South, depth = 127.79 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:01:15 / 2:01 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 127.79 km (79 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us6000deqa. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000deqa. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/01/21 / 2021-01-29 14:01:15 / January 29, 2021 @ 2:01 pm.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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