A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 88 km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (55 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 154.7512° East, -6.6422° South, depth 86.2 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/12/20 / 2020-12-29 06:06:59 / December 29, 2020 @ 6:06 am. Event id: us6000d3xc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d3xc. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 86.2 km (54 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:06:59 / 6:06 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 88 km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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