A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004fhm. Id of event: us10004fhm. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/01/16 / 2016-01-19 03:22:06 / January 19, 2016 @ 3:22 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 155.1611 East, latitude -6.8027 South, depth = 87.27 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:22:06 / 2:22 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 87.27 km (54 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa. Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 64 km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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