A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Kainantu in Papua New Guinea. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000caud. Id of event: us6000caud. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 109.24 km (68 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/10/20 / 2020-10-21 17:38:57 / October 21, 2020 @ 5:38 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 146.1574 East, latitude -6.166 South, depth = 109.24 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 17:38:57 / 5:38 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 86 km (53 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Goroka, Kainantu (min 5000 pop). 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 five and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 35 km ENE of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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