A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 189 km SW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea (117 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.65 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:49:33 / 10:49 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 145.9865 East, latitude -3.1531 South, depth = 38.65 km. Event id: us10006t6b. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006t6b. Global time and date of event 27/09/16 / 2016-09-27 12:49:33 / September 27, 2016 @ 12:49 pm UTC/GMT.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 189 km SW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea.
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