A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 234 km N of Alotau, Papua New Guinea (145 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 150.3997 East, latitude -8.2116 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 23:44:21 / 11:44 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 20/03/20 / 2020-03-20 13:44:21 / March 20, 2020 @ 1:44 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us70008cvu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008cvu.
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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 234 km N of Alotau, Papua New Guinea.
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