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Light 4.9 quake hits near Kimbe, Papua New Guinea

Thu, 26 Nov 2020, 02:48
02:48 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
4.9 quake 26 Nov 11:50 am (GMT +10)
4.9 quake 26 Nov 11:50 am (GMT +10)
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.
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.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you’re in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.
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Earthquake data:
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Date & time: Thu, 26 Nov 01:50 UTC
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 339.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.98°S / 150.19°E
Primary data source: EMSC

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