A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 151 km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (94 miles). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:54:47 / 9:54 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/10/15 / 2015-10-21 23:54:47 / October 21, 2015 @ 11:54 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003qj4. Unique identifier: us10003qj4. 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 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 154.5587° East, -7.3217° South, depth 10 km.
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 one hundred and two 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 quakes 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 151 km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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