A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. Global time and date of event 07/04/16 / 2016-04-07 00:28:20 / April 7, 2016 @ 12:28 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 154.9009 East, latitude -6.8073 South, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us20005iay. Event ids that are associated: us20005iay. The temblor was detected at 10:28:20 / 10:28 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 84 km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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