A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, 155.4991° East, -7.1236° South, depth 10.93 km. The temblor was reported at 03:00:30 / 3:00 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20008u36. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008u36. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/03/17 / 2017-03-23 17:00:30 / March 23, 2017 @ 5:00 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10.93 km (7 miles).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa. Event epicenter was 101 km (63 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 89 km S of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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