A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 45.23 km (28 miles). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:57:24 / 4:57 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/03/17 / 2017-03-19 18:57:24 / March 19, 2017 @ 6:57 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 152.8961 East, latitude -4.9607 South, depth = 45.23 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20008t71. Unique identifier: us20008t71.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kokopo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 97 km (61 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 56 km SSW of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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