A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 98 km SSW of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea (61 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 09/07/20 / 2020-07-09 12:44:55 / July 9, 2020 @ 12:44 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us7000akpl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000akpl. Exact location, longitude 140.9631° East, latitude -3.5033° South, depth = 35 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:44:55 / 12:44 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 98 km SSW of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea.
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