A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Arawa in Papua New Guinea on Friday. The temblor was picked up at 12:57:46 / 12:57 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 173.87 km, 154.8871° East, -5.8027° South. Id of earthquake: us20008lxf. Event ids that are associated: us20008lxf. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 173.87 km (108 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/02/17 / 2017-02-24 01:57:46 / February 24, 2017 @ 1:57 am.
Earthquake epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa. Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 85 km WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea.
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