A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. Exact location of event, longitude 154.8368 East, latitude -6.3471 South, depth = 56.22 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/08/16 / 2016-08-22 22:48:25 / August 22, 2016 @ 10:48 pm. Event id: us20006u8l. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006u8l. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 56.22 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 09:48:25 / 9:48 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
Each 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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