A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea on Monday. Exact location, longitude 154.7474° East, latitude -5.969° South, depth = 169.85 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a074. Id of event: us2000a074. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 169.85 km (106 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/07/17 / 2017-07-23 23:26:52 / July 23, 2017 @ 11:26 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 10:26:52 / 10:26 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (57 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 90 km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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