A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/10/15 / 2015-10-23 16:28:50 / October 23, 2015 @ 4:28 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 84.12 km (52 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 154.9691° East, -6.3515° South, depth 84.12 km. The temblor was picked up at 03:28:50 / 3:28 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10003r0v. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003r0v.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (40 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa (min 5000 pop).
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 four and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. 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: 57 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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