A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 104 km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (65 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 16:33:27 / 4:33 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 154.9357 East, latitude -7.0897 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/10/20 / 2020-10-11 16:33:27 / October 11, 2020 @ 4:33 pm. Id of earthquake: us6000c8in. Event ids that are associated: us6000c8in.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 104 km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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