A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Arawa in Papua New Guinea. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008mnp. Id of event: us20008mnp. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/02/17 / 2017-02-27 11:26:29 / February 27, 2017 @ 11:26 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 154.9518 East, latitude -5.9682 South, depth = 166.35 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:26:29 / 10:26 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 166.35 km (103 miles).
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). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 six and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 70 km WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea.
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