A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Arawa in Papua New Guinea. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/07/17 / 2017-07-08 16:07:21 / July 8, 2017 @ 4:07 pm. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 155.3465° East, -5.5849° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 02:07:21 / 2:07 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009w95. Id of event: us20009w95.
Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 73 km (45 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 72 km NNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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