A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 163 km NNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea (101 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 155.0869 East, latitude -4.8035 South, depth = 22.61 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20008hes. Unique identifier: us20008hes. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:03:42 / 5:03 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/01/17 / 2017-01-20 19:03:42 / January 20, 2017 @ 7:03 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 22.61 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. 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: 163 km NNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea.
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