A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:04:56 / 11:04 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 28/01/18 / 2018-01-28 13:04:56 / January 28, 2018 @ 1:04 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 154.7946° East, latitude -6.2912° South, depth = 35 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cqmr. Id of event: us2000cqmr.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa. Epicenter of the event was 82 km (51 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop).
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 three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 76 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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