A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea on Friday. Exact location, longitude 155.5196° East, latitude -6.8856° South, depth = 62.99 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 62.99 km (39 miles). The temblor was picked up at 17:18:32 / 5:18 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 25/03/16 / 2016-03-25 06:18:32 / March 25, 2016 @ 6:18 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us20005dfj. Event ids that are associated: us20005dfj.
Event epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 63 km S of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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