A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 118 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (73 miles). The temblor was picked up at 04:04:07 / 4:04 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 154.4298° East, -6.1226° South, depth 51.34 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 51.34 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/05/16 / 2016-05-15 18:04:07 / May 15, 2016 @ 6:04 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10005hkx. Unique identifier: us10005hkx.
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 five and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 118 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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