A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. Global time and date of event 25/10/16 / 2016-10-25 16:40:48 / October 25, 2016 @ 4:40 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 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). The temblor was picked up at 03:40:48 / 3:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 155.2591° East, -6.6943° South, depth 35 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us100072qj. Unique identifier: us100072qj.
The epicenter was 62 km (38 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 48 km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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