A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 100 km N of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (62 miles) on Tuesday. The temblor was reported at 05:29:58 / 5:29 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000bhu0. Unique identifier: us7000bhu0. 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: 01/09/20 / 2020-09-01 05:29:58 / September 1, 2020 @ 5:29 am. Exact location, longitude 147.6717° East, latitude -5.6644° South, depth = 190.58 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 190.58 km (118 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 100 km N of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea.
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