A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) strikes 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 155.7314 East, latitude -7.0917 South, depth = 69.86 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 69.86 km (43 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/11/20 / 2020-11-16 22:45:26 / November 16, 2020 @ 10:45 pm. The temblor was picked up at 22:45:26 / 10:45 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000cfwd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cfwd.
Event epicenter was 100 km (62 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate 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: 89 km SSE of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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