A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 192 km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (119 miles) on Monday. Exact location of event, depth 19.7 km, 153.8373° East, -5.7676° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 24/08/20 / 2020-08-24 08:21:41 / August 24, 2020 @ 8:21 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us6000bjn4. Event ids that are associated: us6000bjn4. The epicenter was at a depth of 19.7 km (12 miles). The temblor was picked up at 08:21:41 / 8:21 am (local time epicenter).
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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 192 km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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