A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Arawa in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:43:28 / 12:43 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 164.18 km (102 miles). Unique identifier: us10007vw6. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007vw6. Exact location, longitude 154.8131° East, latitude -5.9155° South, depth = 164.18 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/01/17 / 2017-01-28 01:43:28 / January 28, 2017 @ 1:43 am.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa. Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 86 km WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea.
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