A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea on Sunday. Unique identifier: us20008i60. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008i60. The temblor was detected at 16:15:01 / 4:15 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 22/01/17 / 2017-01-22 05:15:01 / January 22, 2017 @ 5:15 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 154.9363° East, latitude -6.0047° South, depth = 165.33 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 165.33 km (103 miles).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 70 km (44 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 69 km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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