A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Kiunga in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, 140.6545° East, -5.7025° South, depth 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/11/20 / 2020-11-17 04:46:07 / November 17, 2020 @ 4:46 am. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:46:07 / 4:46 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000cqrx. Unique identifier: us6000cqrx. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kiunga (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Kiunga (c. 11 500 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 84 km WNW of Kiunga, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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