A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Kimbe in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was detected at 14:35:11 / 2:35 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000ddwt. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000ddwt. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/02/21 / 2021-02-26 14:35:11 / February 26, 2021 @ 2:35 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 207.16 km (129 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 150.7439 East, latitude -5.1447 South, depth = 207.16 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kimbe (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, 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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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 80 km NE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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