A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Arawa in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude 154.7966 East, latitude -5.9497 South, depth = 175.48 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000awng. Id of event: us2000awng. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/09/17 / 2017-09-20 11:58:07 / September 20, 2017 @ 11:58 am. The temblor was detected at 22:58:07 / 10:58 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 175.48 km (109 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 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 three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 86 km WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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