A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/01/16 / 2016-01-29 21:08:01 / January 29, 2016 @ 9:08 pm. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:08:01 / 8:08 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 154.9562° East, -6.2725° South, depth 115.72 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 115.72 km (72 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us20004wup. Event ids that are associated: us20004wup. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa. Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (40 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 58 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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