A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 143.2366° East, -6.1745° South. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 20/04/20 / 2020-04-20 14:15:28 / April 20, 2020 @ 2:15 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us60009bl1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60009bl1. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:15:28 / 12:15 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ialibu, Mendi, Tari (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 46 km (28 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 45 km W of Mendi, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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