A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 123 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (76 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47.68 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 25/08/16 / 2016-08-25 06:33:40 / August 25, 2016 @ 6:33 am UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:33:40 / 4:33 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 151.1226 East, latitude -6.0894 South, depth = 47.68 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20006vbw. Unique identifier: us20006vbw.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 123 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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