A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:41:53 / 10:41 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20004zrg. Event ids that are associated: us20004zrg. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 09/02/16 / 2016-02-09 23:41:53 / February 9, 2016 @ 11:41 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 20.91 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 20.91 km, 155.4338° East, -6.6912° South.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 54 km (34 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 41 km S of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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