A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 22:40:14 / 10:40 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 55.53 km (35 miles). Id of earthquake: us20009npl. Event ids that are associated: us20009npl. Exact location of event, longitude 154.7854 East, latitude -6.6569 South, depth = 55.53 km. Global time and date of event 20/06/17 / 2017-06-20 12:40:14 / June 20, 2017 @ 12:40 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop).
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 one hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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