A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Kandrian in Papua New Guinea on Sunday. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:28:26 / 1:28 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 149.3979° East, -6.0289° South, depth 83.36 km. Unique identifier: us6000b4dy. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000b4dy. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 26/07/20 / 2020-07-26 13:28:26 / July 26, 2020 @ 1:28 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 83.36 km (52 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe (min 5000 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 25 km NW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea.
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