A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Kandrian in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was picked up at 23:12:19 / 11:12 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 149.5407° East, -5.9438° South, depth 85.42 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bggq. Id of event: us7000bggq. Global time and date of event 27/08/20 / 2020-08-27 23:12:19 / August 27, 2020 @ 11:12 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 85.42 km (53 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kimbe (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 29 km N of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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