A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 116 km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (72 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us100079yp. Unique identifier: us100079yp. Exact location of earthquake, 154.7576° East, -7.0747° South, depth 9.18 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 9.18 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/11/16 / 2016-11-18 11:48:41 / November 18, 2016 @ 11:48 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:48:41 / 9:48 pm (local time epicenter).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 116 km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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