A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. Global time and date of event 23/12/15 / 2015-12-23 01:19:34 / December 23, 2015 @ 1:19 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 154.9474 East, latitude -6.7256 South, depth = 178.28 km. The temblor was reported at 11:19:34 / 11:19 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10004b6s. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004b6s. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 178.28 km (111 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 74 km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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