A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Tari in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 17:55:06 / 5:55 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 46.27 km (29 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 143.0006 East, latitude -6.3462 South, depth = 46.27 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/12/20 / 2020-12-08 17:55:06 / December 8, 2020 @ 5:55 pm. Id of earthquake: us7000cp70. Event ids that are associated: us7000cp70.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mendi, Tari (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 55 km S of Tari, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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