A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 47.68 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/05/20 / 2020-05-30 12:01:02 / May 30, 2020 @ 12:01 pm. Exact location of event, depth 47.68 km, 155.1479° East, -6.6191° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 12:01:02 / 12:01 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000a2m3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000a2m3.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Event epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 50 km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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