A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/01/17 / 2017-01-11 12:15:08 / January 11, 2017 @ 12:15 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007vq1. Unique identifier: us10007vq1. Exact location of event, longitude 154.8376 East, latitude -6.0137 South, depth = 95.7 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 95.7 km (59 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 23:15:08 / 11:15 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa. Epicenter of the event was 80 km (50 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 eleven, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days ninety and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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