A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 192 km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (119 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/11/20 / 2020-11-16 19:30:53 / November 16, 2020 @ 7:30 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 153.8341 East, latitude -5.7782 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:30:53 / 7:30 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000cqf7. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000cqf7.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 192 km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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