Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Ambunti in Papua New Guinea


Earthquake location -4.3329S, 142.5858WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 28 km WSW of Ambunti, Papua New Guinea (17 miles) on Saturday. Exact location, longitude 142.5858° East, latitude -4.3329° South, depth = 101.42 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/08/20 / 2020-08-01 21:00:59 / August 1, 2020 @ 9:00 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 101.42 km (63 miles). Id of earthquake: us6000b86x. Event ids that are associated: us6000b86x. The temblor was reported at 21:00:59 / 9:00 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 28 km WSW of Ambunti, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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