A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 41.43 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:11:52 / 1:11 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 41.43 km, 155.1222° East, -6.575° South. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000cqb6. Unique identifier: us7000cqb6. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/12/20 / 2020-12-08 13:11:52 / December 8, 2020 @ 1:11 pm.
Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa. Earthquake epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 49 km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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