A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, 154.6822° East, -6.5165° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/12/20 / 2020-12-29 09:23:06 / December 29, 2020 @ 9:23 am. The temblor was picked up at 09:23:06 / 9:23 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us6000d6px. Event ids that are associated: us6000d6px.
Nearby 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). Event epicenter was 100 km (62 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 91 km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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