A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Tari in Papua New Guinea. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:06:30 / 9:06 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 142.8132 East, latitude -6.3193 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000ajr4. Event ids that are associated: us7000ajr4. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/07/20 / 2020-07-07 21:06:30 / July 7, 2020 @ 9:06 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 94 km (58 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mendi, Tari.
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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 48 km SSW of Tari, Papua New Guinea.
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