A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 116 kilometers (72 miles) from Lake Murray in Papua New Guinea. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:40:16 / 9:40 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/01/20 / 2020-01-24 23:40:16 / January 24, 2020 @ 11:40 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 142.3398 East, latitude -6.2671 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us60007pjs. Ids that are associated to the event: us60007pjs. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 Tari. Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 116 km ENE of Lake Murray, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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