A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Arawa in Papua New Guinea on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 163.13 km (101 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:23:34 / 12:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 154.9105° East, latitude -5.7471° South, depth = 163.13 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 01:23:34 / August 19, 2018 @ 1:23 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us1000git2. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000git2.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa. Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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: 86 km NW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea.
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