A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 131 km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (81 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 01:39:43 / 1:39 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 154.4258 East, latitude -5.7744 South, depth = 127.02 km. Global time and date of event 20/01/20 / 2020-01-20 15:39:43 / January 20, 2020 @ 3:39 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us60007lde. Unique identifier: us60007lde. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 127.02 km (79 miles).
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 fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 131 km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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