A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was picked up at 23:25:47 / 11:25 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/11/20 / 2020-11-13 23:25:47 / November 13, 2020 @ 11:25 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 115.15 km (72 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us7000cg7e. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cg7e. Exact location, longitude 155.3083° East, latitude -7.0243° South, depth = 115.15 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). The epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 80 km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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