A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 95 kilometers (59 miles) from Arawa in Papua New Guinea on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 155.92 km (97 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000a3zv. Event ids that are associated: us2000a3zv. The temblor was reported at 10:54:24 / 10:54 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/07/17 / 2017-07-29 23:54:24 / July 29, 2017 @ 11:54 pm. Exact location of event, depth 155.92 km, 154.7765° East, -5.8121° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km (59 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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