A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 117 km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (73 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 154.523 East, latitude -6.7665 South, depth = 35 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:09:16 / 7:09 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004d9q. Unique identifier: us10004d9q. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/01/16 / 2016-01-10 09:09:16 / January 10, 2016 @ 9:09 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 117 km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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