A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Kainantu in Papua New Guinea on Sunday. 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 115.02 km (71 miles). The temblor was reported at 16:24:55 / 4:24 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/11/20 / 2020-11-01 16:24:55 / November 1, 2020 @ 4:24 pm. Id of earthquake: us7000c8zc. Event ids that are associated: us7000c8zc. Exact location of event, longitude 146.2706 East, latitude -6.2382 South, depth = 115.02 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lae, Kainantu (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 seven and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 45 km E of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea.
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