Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Lorengau in Papua New Guinea


Earthquake location -3.1299S, 148.8897WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 216 km SE of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea (134 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 148.8897° East, -3.1299° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/08/20 / 2020-08-01 19:18:12 / August 1, 2020 @ 7:18 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b84e. Id of event: us6000b84e. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:18:12 / 7:18 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 216 km SE of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea.

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