A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Kandrian in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of earthquake, 149.5443° East, -6.057° South, depth 64.62 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 64.62 km (40 miles). Global time and date of event 21/10/20 / 2020-10-21 20:23:21 / October 21, 2020 @ 8:23 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us6000caza. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000caza. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:23:21 / 8:23 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-nine 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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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: 16 km N of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea.
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