A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Arawa in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 210.26 km (131 miles). Unique identifier: us10004btx. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004btx. The temblor was reported at 01:46:50 / 1:46 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/12/15 / 2015-12-30 14:46:50 / December 30, 2015 @ 2:46 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 154.9658 East, latitude -5.9668 South, depth = 210.26 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa. Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 68 km WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea.
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