A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Angoram in Papua New Guinea on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 111.2 km (69 miles). Exact location, longitude 143.6343° East, latitude -4.2518° South, depth = 111.2 km. Id of earthquake: us7000c7l9. Event ids that are associated: us7000c7l9. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/10/20 / 2020-10-25 13:21:31 / October 25, 2020 @ 1:21 pm. The temblor was picked up at 13:21:31 / 1:21 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Wewak (c. 18 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wewak (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 52 km WSW of Angoram, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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