A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 109 km S of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (68 miles) on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/03/16 / 2016-03-07 17:45:02 / March 7, 2016 @ 5:45 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004wjw. Unique identifier: us10004wjw. Exact location of earthquake, 147.9681° East, -7.5859° South, depth 65.49 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 65.49 km (41 miles). The temblor was reported at 03:45:02 / 3:45 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 109 km S of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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