A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 130 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (81 miles). The temblor was detected at 07:10:12 / 7:10 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us200082f6. Ids that are associated to the event: us200082f6. Global time and date of event 18/12/16 / 2016-12-18 21:10:12 / December 18, 2016 @ 9:10 pm UTC/GMT. 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 154.3254 East, latitude -6.125 South, depth = 35 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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-five, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 130 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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