A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. Unique identifier: us10008eae. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008eae. The temblor was reported at 00:22:35 / 12:22 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/04/17 / 2017-04-04 13:22:35 / April 4, 2017 @ 1:22 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 149.18 km (93 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 154.912 East, latitude -6.1897 South, depth = 149.18 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 64 km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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