A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 195 km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (121 miles) on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude 153.7685 East, latitude -5.8907 South, depth = 10.03 km. Id of earthquake: us7000bgka. Event ids that are associated: us7000bgka. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/08/20 / 2020-08-28 07:31:09 / August 28, 2020 @ 7:31 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10.03 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 07:31:09 / 7:31 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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: 195 km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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