A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Aitape in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 07:20:32 / 7:20 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/03/17 / 2017-03-18 21:20:32 / March 18, 2017 @ 9:20 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008t2l. Id of event: us20008t2l. Exact location of event, longitude 142.0383 East, latitude -2.9236 South, depth = 10 km.
Event epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Vanimo (c. 11 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Vanimo (c. 9 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Aitape (c. 5 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vanimo, Vanimo, Aitape.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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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: 41 km NW of Aitape, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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