A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Kandrian in Papua New Guinea. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/12/20 / 2020-12-24 01:34:07 / December 24, 2020 @ 1:34 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us6000d5sg. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d5sg. Exact location of earthquake, 149.877° East, -6.1361° South, depth 35 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 01:34:07 / 1:34 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe. Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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