A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 110 km SSW of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea (68 miles) on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 03/12/20 / 2020-12-03 07:42:26 / December 3, 2020 @ 7:42 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 140.8715° East, -3.5803° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 07:42:26 / 7:42 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000cnv9. Unique identifier: us7000cnv9.
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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 110 km SSW of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea.
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