A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 120 km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (75 miles) on Wednesday. The temblor was reported at 03:22:11 / 3:22 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us6000dkeb. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dkeb. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 154.4612 East, latitude -6.6985 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/02/21 / 2021-02-17 03:22:11 / February 17, 2021 @ 3:22 am.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 120 km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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