A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 155.5398 East, latitude -7.0679 South, depth = 76.79 km. The temblor was picked up at 12:16:08 / 12:16 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 76.79 km (48 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 15/05/20 / 2020-05-15 02:16:08 / May 15, 2020 @ 2:16 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009gej. Id of event: us70009gej.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa. Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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