A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 32 km NNE of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (20 miles) on Friday. The temblor was reported at 18:02:44 / 6:02 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b678. Id of event: us6000b678. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/07/20 / 2020-07-24 18:02:44 / July 24, 2020 @ 6:02 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 147.9265 East, latitude -6.2739 South, depth = 66.02 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 66.02 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 32 km NNE of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea.
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