A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Angaur State in Palau. The temblor was picked up at 00:04:45 / 12:04 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/12/20 / 2020-12-29 00:04:45 / December 29, 2020 @ 12:04 am. Id of earthquake: us6000d6ps. Event ids that are associated: us6000d6ps. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 134.1832° East, 6.34° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kloulklubed, Angaur State. Close country/countries that might be effected, Palau (c. 20 000 pop). The epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Kloulklubed (c. 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Angaur State (c. 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 62 km S of Angaur State, Palau.
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