A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 241 km W of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea (150 miles) on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 09:14:16 / 9:14 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100044bx. Id of event: us100044bx. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/12/15 / 2015-12-05 23:14:16 / December 5, 2015 @ 11:14 pm. Exact location, longitude 145.1349° East, latitude -1.6545° South, depth = 10 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 241 km W of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea.
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