A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 167 km WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea (104 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 117.11 km (73 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007mpw. Unique identifier: us10007mpw. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/12/16 / 2016-12-25 17:35:49 / December 25, 2016 @ 5:35 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 154.2679 East, latitude -5.382 South, depth = 117.11 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:35:49 / 3:35 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fifty-four, in the past 30 days fifty-six and in the last 365 days ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 167 km WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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