A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100086gr. Id of event: us100086gr. Exact location of earthquake, 155.1973° East, -6.3973° South, depth 47.87 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/03/17 / 2017-03-02 10:09:44 / March 2, 2017 @ 10:09 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47.87 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:09:44 / 9:09 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa. Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 33 km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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