A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 62 kilometers (39 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). Global time and date of event 02/03/17 / 2017-03-02 20:14:28 / March 2, 2017 @ 8:14 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us100086ku. Ids that are associated to the event: us100086ku. Exact location of event, depth 170.3 km, 154.9588° East, -6.1171° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 170.3 km (106 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:14:28 / 7:14 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 65 km (40 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Close 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 quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 62 km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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