A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 146 km ENE of Angoram, Papua New Guinea (91 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 00:48:13 / 12:48 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/03/20 / 2020-03-05 14:48:13 / March 5, 2020 @ 2:48 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 145.1645° East, -3.3305° South. Event id: us60008a95. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008a95.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 146 km ENE of Angoram, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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