A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Kandrian in Papua New Guinea. Exact location, longitude 149.7006° East, latitude -6.159° South, depth = 69.07 km. The temblor was reported at 17:21:40 / 5:21 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us6000cddi. Event ids that are associated: us6000cddi. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 69.07 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/10/20 / 2020-10-26 17:21:40 / October 26, 2020 @ 5:21 pm.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe. Earthquake epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 17 km ENE of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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