A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 205 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (127 miles) on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 153.6549 East, latitude -5.9895 South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/08/20 / 2020-08-28 08:28:08 / August 28, 2020 @ 8:28 am. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:28:08 / 8:28 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000bee6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bee6. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 205 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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