A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was detected at 14:01:27 / 2:01 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008lny. Id of event: us20008lny. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/02/17 / 2017-02-23 04:01:27 / February 23, 2017 @ 4:01 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 105.82 km (66 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 146.833 East, latitude -6.5716 South, depth = 105.82 km.
The epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Wau (c. 14 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Wau, Bulolo, Lae (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
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 eight, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 23 km NW of Lae, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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