A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/11/17 / 2017-11-13 02:41:51 / November 13, 2017 @ 2:41 am. The temblor was detected at 13:41:51 / 1:41 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 155.6668° East, latitude -6.9507° South, depth = 41.08 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000bsxc. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000bsxc. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.08 km (26 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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