A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 193 km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (120 miles) on Sunday. Id of earthquake: us6000bjc8. Event ids that are associated: us6000bjc8. The temblor was picked up at 08:12:51 / 8:12 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 153.8109 East, latitude -5.8195 South, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/08/20 / 2020-08-23 08:12:51 / August 23, 2020 @ 8:12 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 193 km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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