A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 94 km WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea (58 miles) on Sunday. All ids that are associated to the event: us100087aw. Unique identifier: us100087aw. Exact location of event, depth 115.95 km, 154.794° East, -5.7938° South. The temblor was picked up at 11:44:16 / 11:44 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/02/17 / 2017-02-26 00:44:16 / February 26, 2017 @ 12:44 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 115.95 km (72 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-two 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. Each 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 94 km WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea.
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