A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea on Friday. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000cq04. Unique identifier: us7000cq04. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:31:19 / 1:31 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 155.688° East, -6.9969° South, depth 67.18 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 11/12/20 / 2020-12-11 01:31:19 / December 11, 2020 @ 1:31 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 67.18 km (42 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 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: 78 km SSE of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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