A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was picked up at 17:30:43 / 5:30 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us100087nd. Ids that are associated to the event: us100087nd. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/03/17 / 2017-03-08 07:30:43 / March 8, 2017 @ 7:30 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 55.17 km (34 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 147.5833° East, -6.2976° South, depth 55.17 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lae (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 46 km NW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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