A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was reported at 16:58:03 / 4:58 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007vwr. Unique identifier: us10007vwr. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/01/17 / 2017-01-28 05:58:03 / January 28, 2017 @ 5:58 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 154.8071 East, latitude -6.035 South, depth = 209.61 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 209.61 km (130 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 81 km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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