A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. Global time and date of event 20/01/20 / 2020-01-20 20:39:05 / January 20, 2020 @ 8:39 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 154.7641° East, latitude -6.1767° South, depth = 35 km. Event id: us60007ldp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007ldp. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 07:39:05 / 7:39 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa. Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 81 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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