A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 14:08:56 / 2:08 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 42.98 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10007w7c. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007w7c. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/01/17 / 2017-01-14 03:08:56 / January 14, 2017 @ 3:08 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 155.265° East, -6.8259° South, depth 42.98 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 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 earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 61 km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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