A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 160 km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (99 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 155.0927 East, latitude -7.7096 South, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us6000d1v0. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d1v0. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/12/20 / 2020-12-17 05:27:30 / December 17, 2020 @ 5:27 am UTC/GMT. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:27:30 / 5:27 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Each 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 160 km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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