Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Samarai in Papua New Guinea


Earthquake location -10.6331S, 150.8971WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Samarai in Papua New Guinea on Friday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:37:55 / 8:37 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 31/07/20 / 2020-07-31 20:37:55 / July 31, 2020 @ 8:37 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us6000b7ng. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000b7ng. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51.73 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 150.8971 East, latitude -10.6331 South, depth = 51.73 km.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Alotau (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km (37 miles) from Alotau (c. 10 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 25 km E of Samarai, Papua New Guinea.

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