A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 105 km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (65 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 154.5784 East, latitude -6.6055 South, depth = 94.3 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 94.3 km (59 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000d3x5. Unique identifier: us6000d3x5. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/12/20 / 2020-12-29 06:13:47 / December 29, 2020 @ 6:13 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 06:13:47 / 6:13 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 105 km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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