A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 100 km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (62 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 88.42 km (55 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 154.5942 East, latitude -6.5026 South, depth = 88.42 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:19:14 / 6:19 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d3xi. Id of event: us6000d3xi. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/12/20 / 2020-12-29 06:19:14 / December 29, 2020 @ 6:19 am.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 100 km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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