A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Kainantu in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/03/21 / 2021-03-14 21:52:37 / March 14, 2021 @ 9:52 pm. The temblor was reported at 21:52:37 / 9:52 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 145.8343 East, latitude -6.2812 South, depth = 114.82 km. Event id: us7000djcw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000djcw. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 114.82 km (71 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Goroka, Kainantu. Event epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop), 4 km (2 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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: 3 km WNW of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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