A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes New Britain region, Papua New Guinea (0 miles) on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cphw. Id of event: us7000cphw. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/12/20 / 2020-12-05 11:34:35 / December 5, 2020 @ 11:34 am. The temblor was reported at 11:34:35 / 11:34 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 152.5779° East, -5.6176° South, depth 10 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: New Britain region, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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