A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 123 km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (76 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 82.57 km (51 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/12/16 / 2016-12-18 09:40:12 / December 18, 2016 @ 9:40 am. Unique identifier: us2000828k. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000828k. The temblor was picked up at 19:40:12 / 7:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 154.7005° East, -7.1118° South, depth 82.57 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-four, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days seventy-nine 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.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 123 km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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