A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 153 km NW of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea (95 miles) on Wednesday. Event id: us7000anrp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000anrp. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 149.8767° East, -1.5377° South. The temblor was detected at 03:16:16 / 3:16 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/07/20 / 2020-07-15 03:16:16 / July 15, 2020 @ 3:16 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 153 km NW of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea.
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