A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was reported at 16:40:03 / 4:40 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000abkl. Unique identifier: us2000abkl. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/08/17 / 2017-08-25 05:40:03 / August 25, 2017 @ 5:40 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 187.47 km (116 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 155.1599 East, latitude -6.2902 South, depth = 187.47 km.
The epicenter was 43 km (26 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 36 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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