A great earthquake with magnitude 8 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 155.1189 East, latitude -6.2669 South, depth = 153.8 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 153.8 km (96 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 15:30:24 / 3:30 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007uph, at00ok5z6p, pt17022050. Id of event: us10007uph. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/01/17 / 2017-01-22 04:30:24 / January 22, 2017 @ 4:30 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Panguna in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1-2 great quakes in the world. Earthquakes 8.0 or greater can totally destroy communities near the epicenter. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 40 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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