A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 72 km NW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea (45 miles) on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 09:52:00 / 9:52 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/04/16 / 2016-04-25 23:52:00 / April 25, 2016 @ 11:52 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 122.37 km (76 miles). Unique identifier: us10005bjf. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005bjf. Exact location of event, depth 122.37 km, 142.765° East, -4.9803° South.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 72 km NW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea.
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