A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 85.48 km (53 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 06/08/20 / 2020-08-06 11:06:22 / August 6, 2020 @ 11:06 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 11:06:22 / 11:06 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 155.0068 East, latitude -6.5038 South, depth = 85.48 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000ba1k. Id of event: us6000ba1k.
Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 56 km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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