A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 109 km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (68 miles) on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 84.61 km (53 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 154.5097° East, latitude -6.5088° South, depth = 84.61 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:26:44 / 9:26 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004dhn. Id of event: us10004dhn. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/01/16 / 2016-01-02 11:26:44 / January 2, 2016 @ 11:26 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days ninety-one 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: 109 km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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