A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 226 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (140 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b97i. Id of event: us6000b97i. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/07/20 / 2020-07-29 01:27:48 / July 29, 2020 @ 1:27 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 153.4455° East, -6.5322° South. The temblor was detected at 01:27:48 / 1:27 am (local time epicenter).
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-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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: 226 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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