A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Arawa in Papua New Guinea on Sunday. All ids that are associated to the event: us100087b4. Unique identifier: us100087b4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 189.42 km (118 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 154.866° East, -5.7697° South, depth 189.42 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/02/17 / 2017-02-26 10:15:53 / February 26, 2017 @ 10:15 am. The temblor was detected at 21:15:53 / 9:15 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa (min 5000 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 seven, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 88 km WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea.
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