A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 60.43 km (38 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us6000cc2l. Event ids that are associated: us6000cc2l. The temblor was picked up at 22:30:09 / 10:30 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 19/10/20 / 2020-10-19 22:30:09 / October 19, 2020 @ 10:30 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 155.1005° East, -6.264° South, depth 60.43 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-nine 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 42 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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