A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000bh59. Event ids that are associated: us7000bh59. Exact location of event, longitude 154.7117 East, latitude -6.1535 South, depth = 35 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/08/20 / 2020-08-30 05:02:16 / August 30, 2020 @ 5:02 am. The temblor was detected at 05:02:16 / 5:02 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa. Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 91 km (57 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days seventy 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 87 km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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