A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. Unique identifier: us20007gle. Ids that are associated to the event: us20007gle. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/10/16 / 2016-10-25 11:04:52 / October 25, 2016 @ 11:04 am. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:04:52 / 9:04 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 154.8844 East, latitude -6.629 South, depth = 35 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 86 km (53 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 two and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 74 km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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