A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 147 km NNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea (91 miles). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:45:01 / 5:45 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 154.9089° East, latitude -5.0376° South, depth = 79.46 km. Id of earthquake: us10004bpz. Event ids that are associated: us10004bpz. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 79.46 km (49 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/01/16 / 2016-01-06 07:45:01 / January 6, 2016 @ 7:45 am.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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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: 147 km NNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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