A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 129 km NNW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (80 miles) on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 198.3 km (123 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 147.282° East, -5.5313° South, depth 198.3 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 20:42:31 / 8:42 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/07/20 / 2020-07-25 20:42:31 / July 25, 2020 @ 8:42 pm. Id of earthquake: us6000b6p2. Event ids that are associated: us6000b6p2.
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 eight, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days seventy-three 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: 129 km NNW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea.
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