A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 149 km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (93 miles) on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/12/16 / 2016-12-24 00:09:59 / December 24, 2016 @ 12:09 am. Exact location, longitude 154.1916° East, latitude -6.7166° South, depth = 21.99 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007me7. Unique identifier: us10007me7. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21.99 km (14 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 10:09:59 / 10:09 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. 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: 149 km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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