Light earthquake, 4.8 mag was detected near Panguna in Papua New Guinea


Earthquake location -5.7702S, 153.7264WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 203 km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (126 miles) on Wednesday. Unique identifier: us6000ahrw. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000ahrw. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/06/20 / 2020-06-24 12:14:53 / June 24, 2020 @ 12:14 pm UTC/GMT. 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 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude 153.7264° East, latitude -5.7702° South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 12:14:53 / 12:14 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 203 km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.

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