A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 131 km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (81 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/08/20 / 2020-08-23 01:18:10 / August 23, 2020 @ 1:18 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 125.25 km (78 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 154.4778 East, latitude -5.6876 South, depth = 125.25 km. The temblor was picked up at 01:18:10 / 1:18 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000beab. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000beab.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 131 km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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