A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 139 km NNW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea (86 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/12/20 / 2020-12-31 19:50:17 / December 31, 2020 @ 7:50 pm. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:50:17 / 7:50 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 146.8478° East, latitude -0.8446° South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d4lr. Id of event: us6000d4lr. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 139 km NNW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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