A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Arawa in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was reported at 17:32:14 / 5:32 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 170.13 km (106 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/03/17 / 2017-03-04 06:32:14 / March 4, 2017 @ 6:32 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008894. Unique identifier: us10008894. Exact location of earthquake, 155.0442° East, -5.8501° South, depth 170.13 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 68 km (42 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa. Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 67 km NW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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