A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 124 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (77 miles). Global time and date of event 18/12/16 / 2016-12-18 10:07:05 / December 18, 2016 @ 10:07 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 154.372° East, latitude -6.4509° South, depth = 29.3 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 29.3 km (18 miles). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:07:05 / 8:07 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000828s. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000828s. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-six, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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: 124 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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