A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Arawa in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. Global time and date of event 19/03/18 / 2018-03-19 19:08:26 / March 19, 2018 @ 7:08 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 140.19 km (87 miles). Exact location, longitude 155.0309° East, latitude -5.8445° South, depth = 140.19 km. The temblor was detected at 06:08:26 / 6:08 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000d85j. Event ids that are associated: us1000d85j.
Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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