A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 170 km NNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea (106 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 14:43:42 / 2:43 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 16/11/20 / 2020-11-16 14:43:42 / November 16, 2020 @ 2:43 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000cqex. Unique identifier: us6000cqex. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 154.8412° East, -4.8699° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 170 km NNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea.
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