A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 176 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (109 miles) on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/08/20 / 2020-08-14 19:31:48 / August 14, 2020 @ 7:31 pm. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:31:48 / 7:31 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bexl. Id of event: us6000bexl. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 151.6429° East, -6.0762° South. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 176 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.
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