A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 92.45 km (57 miles). The temblor was picked up at 09:34:07 / 9:34 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20006vez. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006vez. Exact location of event, longitude 154.979 East, latitude -6.7002 South, depth = 92.45 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/08/16 / 2016-08-26 23:34:07 / August 26, 2016 @ 11:34 pm.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy-one 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 70 km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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