A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 123 km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (76 miles) on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us700097p0. Ids that are associated to the event: us700097p0. 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: 26/04/20 / 2020-04-26 05:40:32 / April 26, 2020 @ 5:40 am. The temblor was detected at 15:40:32 / 3:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 154.3932° East, latitude -6.5511° South, depth = 10 km.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days fifty 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 123 km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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