A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 219 km NNW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea (136 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 146.6541 East, latitude -0.1518 South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000c7at. Id of event: us7000c7at. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:47:22 / 10:47 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 28/10/20 / 2020-10-28 22:47:22 / October 28, 2020 @ 10:47 pm UTC/GMT. 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).
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 one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 219 km NNW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea.
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