A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 90.75 km (56 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:38:56 / 9:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 154.7294 East, latitude -6.2061 South, depth = 90.75 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/03/19 / 2019-03-05 23:38:56 / March 5, 2019 @ 11:38 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000jfje. Unique identifier: us1000jfje.
Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter 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 one and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 84 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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