A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Arawa in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20008ubw. Event ids that are associated: us20008ubw. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/03/17 / 2017-03-18 15:22:56 / March 18, 2017 @ 3:22 pm. Exact location, longitude 154.8737° East, latitude -5.8745° South, depth = 176.33 km. The temblor was reported at 02:22:56 / 2:22 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 176.33 km (110 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 82 km WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea.
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