A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 77 km SSE of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (48 miles). The temblor was picked up at 20:31:50 / 8:31 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000blf9. Id of event: us7000blf9. Exact location of event, longitude 148.0125 East, latitude -7.2379 South, depth = 54.59 km. Global time and date of event 10/09/20 / 2020-09-10 20:31:50 / September 10, 2020 @ 8:31 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 54.59 km (34 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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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. 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: 77 km SSE of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea.
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