A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 101 km NNE of Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea (63 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:45:04 / 4:45 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 31/12/20 / 2020-12-31 16:45:04 / December 31, 2020 @ 4:45 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us6000d4ki. Event ids that are associated: us6000d4ki. Exact location of event, depth 112.42 km, 144.6405° East, -5.0391° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 112.42 km (70 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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. 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 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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