A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 96 kilometers (60 miles) from Popondetta in Papua New Guinea on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, 148.5756° East, -9.5703° South, depth 10 km. Unique identifier: us6000c893. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c893. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/10/20 / 2020-10-09 00:25:30 / October 9, 2020 @ 12:25 am. The temblor was picked up at 00:25:30 / 12:25 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 97 km (61 miles) from Popondetta (c. 28 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Popondetta. Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 96 km SSE of Popondetta, Papua New Guinea.
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