A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 165.22 km (103 miles). Exact location, longitude 154.9072° East, latitude -6.0561° South, depth = 165.22 km. Id of earthquake: us2000cl2j. Event ids that are associated: us2000cl2j. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/01/18 / 2018-01-19 05:44:46 / January 19, 2018 @ 5:44 am. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:44:46 / 4:44 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixty-four 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 70 km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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