A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. Global time and date of event 26/07/17 / 2017-07-26 16:25:09 / July 26, 2017 @ 4:25 pm UTC/GMT. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:25:09 / 3:25 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 158.15 km (98 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 154.8391 East, latitude -5.938 South, depth = 158.15 km. Event id: us2000a372. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a372.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (52 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-five 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. 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: 82 km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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