A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 11:36:48 / 11:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 154.8392° East, -6.7207° South, depth 10 km. Event id: us700099yj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700099yj. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/04/20 / 2020-04-28 01:36:48 / April 28, 2020 @ 1:36 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). The epicenter was 96 km (59 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 84 km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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