A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was reported at 07:44:40 / 7:44 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 137.72 km (86 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/03/17 / 2017-03-08 20:44:40 / March 8, 2017 @ 8:44 pm. Event id: us100087sf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100087sf. Exact location of event, longitude 155.4956 East, latitude -6.4476 South, depth = 137.72 km.
The epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa (min 5000 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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: 14 km S of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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