A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 76 kilometers (47 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). Unique identifier: us10007vqd. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007vqd. The temblor was detected at 22:15:46 / 10:15 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 90.36 km (56 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 90.36 km, 154.7933° East, -6.3849° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/01/17 / 2017-01-11 12:15:46 / January 11, 2017 @ 12:15 pm.
Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa. Event epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days ninety-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 76 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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