A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 104 km WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea (65 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:43:06 / 7:43 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/03/17 / 2017-03-25 08:43:06 / March 25, 2017 @ 8:43 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 246.74 km (153 miles). Id of earthquake: us20008uj5. Event ids that are associated: us20008uj5. Exact location, longitude 154.7295° East, latitude -5.7228° South, depth = 246.74 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. 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: 104 km WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea.
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