A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Bulolo in Papua New Guinea. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 172.09 km (107 miles). The temblor was picked up at 12:53:14 / 12:53 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 146.1114 East, latitude -7.1709 South, depth = 172.09 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/08/20 / 2020-08-25 12:53:14 / August 25, 2020 @ 12:53 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us7000bcle. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bcle.
Earthquake epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Wau (c. 14 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wau, Bulolo. Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 58 km W of Bulolo, Papua New Guinea.
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