A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 163 km WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea (101 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200082tb. Id of event: us200082tb. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 154.2589 East, latitude -5.4751 South, depth = 117.32 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/12/16 / 2016-12-20 10:46:00 / December 20, 2016 @ 10:46 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 117.32 km (73 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:46:00 / 8:46 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days fourty-six, in the past 30 days fourty-six and in the last 365 days eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 163 km WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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