A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. Id of earthquake: us7000bl1t. Event ids that are associated: us7000bl1t. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/09/20 / 2020-09-05 23:35:49 / September 5, 2020 @ 11:35 pm. 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 157.41 km (98 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:35:49 / 11:35 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 157.41 km, 155.0088° East, -5.9136° South.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 67 km (42 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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