A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Angoram in Papua New Guinea. Exact location, longitude 144.2893° East, latitude -3.6236° South, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000craf. Unique identifier: us7000craf. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 18:56:40 / 6:56 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/12/20 / 2020-12-10 18:56:40 / December 10, 2020 @ 6:56 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wewak (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Wewak (c. 18 200 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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: 54 km NNE of Angoram, Papua New Guinea.
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