A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 155.8063 East, latitude -6.936 South, depth = 71.03 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 71.03 km (44 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 id: us6000d5f8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d5f8. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:37:36 / 5:37 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/12/20 / 2020-12-21 05:37:36 / December 21, 2020 @ 5:37 am.
Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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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