A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. The temblor was picked up at 22:11:20 / 10:11 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 04/05/16 / 2016-05-04 11:11:20 / May 4, 2016 @ 11:11 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 155.2659 East, latitude -6.7771 South, depth = 63.17 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 63.17 km (39 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005gsx. Id of event: us10005gsx.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 56 km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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