A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:05:29 / 6:05 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 94.82 km (59 miles). Exact location of event, depth 94.82 km, 154.9607° East, -6.6384° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/09/16 / 2016-09-06 08:05:29 / September 6, 2016 @ 8:05 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006nz5. Unique identifier: us10006nz5.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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