A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. Id of earthquake: us100085rx. Event ids that are associated: us100085rx. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/02/17 / 2017-02-19 23:29:02 / February 19, 2017 @ 11:29 pm. The temblor was picked up at 10:29:02 / 10:29 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 154.9004 East, latitude -6.0832 South, depth = 161.55 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 161.55 km (100 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 69 km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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