A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 168 km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (104 miles) on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:14:29 / 8:14 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 28/08/20 / 2020-08-28 08:14:29 / August 28, 2020 @ 8:14 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 154.0042 East, latitude -5.9697 South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us7000bgke. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bgke. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 168 km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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