A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Vanimo in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:52:19 / 4:52 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.4094 East, latitude -2.6055 South, depth = 14.3 km. Event id: us7000c82t. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000c82t. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 14.3 km (9 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/10/20 / 2020-10-27 16:52:19 / October 27, 2020 @ 4:52 pm.
The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Jayapura (c. 134 900 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Abepura (c. 62 200 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Vanimo (c. 11 200 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Vanimo (c. 9 800 pop). Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop), Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Abepura, Jayapura, Vanimo (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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