A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 127 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (79 miles) on Monday. Exact location, longitude 154.347° East, latitude -6.1347° South, depth = 62.85 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:55:25 / 5:55 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/12/16 / 2016-12-18 19:55:25 / December 18, 2016 @ 7:55 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us200082et. Unique identifier: us200082et. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 62.85 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days thirty-four, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 127 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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