A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea on Friday. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/03/17 / 2017-03-16 14:12:15 / March 16, 2017 @ 2:12 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 147.253 East, latitude -6.3922 South, depth = 82.33 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 82.33 km (51 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:12:15 / 12:12 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20008shl. Event ids that are associated: us20008shl. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 47 km (29 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lae (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 47 km NE of Lae, Papua New Guinea.
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