A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 100 km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (62 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 17:20:39 / 5:20 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 154.9918 East, latitude -7.0753 South, depth = 12.57 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12.57 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/10/15 / 2015-10-03 07:20:39 / October 3, 2015 @ 7:20 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003nbx. Unique identifier: us10003nbx.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 100 km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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