A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of earthquake, 155.1869° East, -6.8266° South, depth 129.55 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 15:48:32 / 3:48 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 129.55 km (80 miles). Unique identifier: us10004dfe. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004dfe. Exact time and date of earthquake 11/01/16 / 2016-01-11 04:48:32 / January 11, 2016 @ 4:48 am UTC/GMT.
Event epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and eleven 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. 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: 65 km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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