A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 173 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (107 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 24/12/16 / 2016-12-24 12:01:46 / December 24, 2016 @ 12:01 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 153.9247° East, -6.4574° South. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 22:01:46 / 10:01 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007mhs. Id of event: us10007mhs.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 five, in the last 10 days fifty-one, in the past 30 days fifty-two and in the last 365 days eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 173 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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