A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:00:28 / 10:00 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000bdmu. Unique identifier: us7000bdmu. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 79.69 km (50 miles). Global time and date of event 27/08/20 / 2020-08-27 10:00:28 / August 27, 2020 @ 10:00 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 155.5049 East, latitude -6.931 South, depth = 79.69 km.
Epicenter of the event was 80 km (50 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 68 km S of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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