A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 133 km WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea (83 miles) on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 150.55 km (94 miles). Global time and date of event 08/06/19 / 2019-06-08 21:36:55 / June 8, 2019 @ 9:36 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 07:36:55 / 7:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 150.55 km, 154.4885° East, -5.6209° South. Id of earthquake: us70003xch. Event ids that are associated: us70003xch.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 133 km WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea.
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