A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 135 km WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea (84 miles). 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: 08/01/20 / 2020-01-08 09:31:13 / January 8, 2020 @ 9:31 am. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:31:13 / 7:31 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 405.95 km (252 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 154.4312 East, latitude -5.6945 South, depth = 405.95 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us60007ctl. Unique identifier: us60007ctl.
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 six and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 135 km WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea.
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