A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 149 km NNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea (93 miles) on Thursday. Global time and date of event 09/03/17 / 2017-03-09 13:35:16 / March 9, 2017 @ 1:35 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 77.09 km, 155.1309° East, -4.9229° South. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:35:16 / 11:35 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us100087xg. Ids that are associated to the event: us100087xg. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 77.09 km (48 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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