A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Popondetta in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. The temblor was reported at 01:52:16 / 1:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 147.879 East, latitude -8.0208 South, depth = 63.09 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/02/17 / 2017-02-28 15:52:16 / February 28, 2017 @ 3:52 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 63.09 km (39 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us20008myg. Unique identifier: us20008myg. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kokoda, Popondetta. Event epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Popondetta (c. 28 200 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Kokoda (c. 6 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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. 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: 90 km NNW of Popondetta, Papua New Guinea.
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