A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 193 km SW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea (120 miles) on Wednesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 11:25:28 / 11:25 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 146.0555° East, latitude -3.2696° South, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us10003mzb. Event ids that are associated: us10003mzb. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/09/15 / 2015-09-30 01:25:28 / September 30, 2015 @ 1:25 am.
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 193 km SW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea.
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