A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 155.5658 East, latitude -6.9349 South, depth = 35 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The temblor was picked up at 23:47:58 / 11:47 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000jiv0. Event ids that are associated: us2000jiv0. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/02/19 / 2019-02-16 12:47:58 / February 16, 2019 @ 12:47 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa (min 5000 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 one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 68 km S of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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