A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. Id of earthquake: us700090ki. Event ids that are associated: us700090ki. Exact location, longitude 143.3671° East, latitude -6.4325° South, depth = 22.77 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:13:34 / 4:13 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 20/04/20 / 2020-04-20 18:13:34 / April 20, 2020 @ 6:13 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 22.77 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 42 km (26 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari, Ialibu, Mendi (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 42 km SW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea.
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