A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 144 km WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea (89 miles) on Tuesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/02/20 / 2020-02-18 08:21:36 / February 18, 2020 @ 8:21 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:21:36 / 6:21 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us70007sa4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007sa4. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 153.65 km (95 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 154.3849° East, latitude -5.6085° South, depth = 153.65 km.
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 fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 144 km WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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