A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Arawa in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was picked up at 22:36:52 / 10:36 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 181.5 km (113 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 154.9573 East, latitude -5.8521 South, depth = 181.5 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000augc. Id of event: us2000augc. Global time and date of event 23/09/17 / 2017-09-23 11:36:52 / September 23, 2017 @ 11:36 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa. Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty 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. 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: 75 km WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea.
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