A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Angoram in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude 144.1399 East, latitude -3.9052 South, depth = 33.52 km. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:00:50 / 3:00 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/03/17 / 2017-03-09 05:00:50 / March 9, 2017 @ 5:00 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33.52 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us20008sqe. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008sqe. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Wewak (c. 18 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Wewak (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 19 km NNE of Angoram, Papua New Guinea.
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