A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. The epicenter was at a depth of 173.48 km (108 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 154.8335 East, latitude -6.1094 South, depth = 173.48 km. The temblor was reported at 05:37:31 / 5:37 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us60006t87. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006t87. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/12/19 / 2019-12-09 18:37:31 / December 9, 2019 @ 6:37 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop).
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 three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 75 km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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