A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 59 km N of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (37 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/11/20 / 2020-11-18 18:43:49 / November 18, 2020 @ 6:43 pm. Event id: us6000cpzd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000cpzd. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 147.7802 East, latitude -6.0251 South, depth = 53.46 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53.46 km (33 miles). The temblor was reported at 18:43:49 / 6:43 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 59 km N of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea.
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