A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 84 km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (52 miles). The temblor was picked up at 02:36:36 / 2:36 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/08/18 / 2018-08-20 16:36:36 / August 20, 2018 @ 4:36 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000gjgh. Id of event: us1000gjgh. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.29 km (4 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 155.2486° East, -7.0408° South, depth 6.29 km.
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 four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 84 km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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