A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. Event id: us70007kz3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007kz3. 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: 30/01/20 / 2020-01-30 20:39:56 / January 30, 2020 @ 8:39 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 142.9124 East, latitude -6.2325 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 06:39:56 / 6:39 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendi, Tari. The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-one 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.
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