A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Popondetta in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 15:46:44 / 3:46 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/06/20 / 2020-06-09 15:46:44 / June 9, 2020 @ 3:46 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 95.36 km (59 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000acxm. Id of event: us6000acxm. Exact location of earthquake, 148.0213° East, -8.3473° South, depth 95.36 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kokoda, Popondetta (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Popondetta (c. 28 200 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Kokoda (c. 6 200 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 51 km NNW of Popondetta, Papua New Guinea.
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