A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Kainantu in Papua New Guinea on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 113.24 km (70 miles). The temblor was reported at 09:10:41 / 9:10 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us7000dj8y. Event ids that are associated: us7000dj8y. Global time and date of event 14/03/21 / 2021-03-14 09:10:41 / March 14, 2021 @ 9:10 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 113.24 km, 146.4461° East, -5.7978° South.
The epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Madang, Kainantu.
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 one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 84 km NE of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea.
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