A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 110 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (68 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:06:31 / 5:06 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 154.4927° East, -6.4626° South. Event id: us70009nnw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009nnw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/05/20 / 2020-05-22 19:06:31 / May 22, 2020 @ 7:06 pm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 110 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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