A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 146 km SSE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (91 miles) on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 150.8423° East, -6.6758° South, depth 10 km. The temblor was reported at 17:54:48 / 5:54 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/10/20 / 2020-10-08 17:54:48 / October 8, 2020 @ 5:54 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000c81f. Unique identifier: us6000c81f.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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. 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: 146 km SSE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.
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