A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Arawa in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of event, longitude 155.1656 East, latitude -5.8867 South, depth = 181.74 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:13:58 / 5:13 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 181.74 km (113 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 22/01/17 / 2017-01-22 06:13:58 / January 22, 2017 @ 6:13 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us20008i4k. Event ids that are associated: us20008i4k. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 55 km (34 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 54 km NW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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