A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 133 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (83 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 154.2777 East, latitude -6.4003 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 02:58:50 / 2:58 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 26/10/20 / 2020-10-26 02:58:50 / October 26, 2020 @ 2:58 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us6000cd5m. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000cd5m. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventy-eight 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.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 133 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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