A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 209 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (130 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 04:32:39 / 4:32 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cs60. Id of event: us7000cs60. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 153.6075° East, -6.088° South. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/12/20 / 2020-12-15 04:32:39 / December 15, 2020 @ 4:32 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 209 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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