A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/02/17 / 2017-02-27 17:32:09 / February 27, 2017 @ 5:32 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us100087hk. Unique identifier: us100087hk. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:32:09 / 4:32 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 155.1476° East, latitude -6.5051° South, depth = 342.81 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 342.81 km (213 miles).
Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 54 km (33 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 42 km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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