A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:49:54 / 3:49 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20004uqw. Event ids that are associated: us20004uqw. Exact location of earthquake, 154.7233° East, -6.1928° South, depth 66.25 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/01/16 / 2016-01-20 16:49:54 / January 20, 2016 @ 4:49 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 66.25 km (41 miles).
Event epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa (min 5000 pop).
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 fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 85 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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