A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 149 km WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea (93 miles). Id of earthquake: us100087qn. Event ids that are associated: us100087qn. The temblor was picked up at 00:36:57 / 12:36 am (local time epicenter). 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: 28/02/17 / 2017-02-28 14:36:57 / February 28, 2017 @ 2:36 pm. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 154.302° East, -5.6641° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 thirteen, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 149 km WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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