Light 4.9 quake hits near Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
Thu, 26 Nov 2020, 02:4802:48 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A magnitude 4.9 earthquake near Kimbe was reported 57 minutes ago by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a great depth of 339 km beneath the epicenter in the morning on Thursday 26 November 2020 at 11.50 am local time. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
4.9 quake 26 Nov 11:50 am (GMT +10)
Our monitoring service at VolcanoDiscovery identified a second report from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.9 as well. A third agency, Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.4.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Kimbe (pop. 18,800) located 64 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: Thu, 26 Nov 01:50 UTC
Depth: 339.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.98°S / 150.19°E
Primary data source: EMSC