A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 198 km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (123 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/08/20 / 2020-08-23 08:14:48 / August 23, 2020 @ 8:14 am. The temblor was detected at 08:14:48 / 8:14 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 153.8063° East, -5.6934° South, depth 35 km. Unique identifier: us7000beal. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000beal.
In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 198 km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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