A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 99 km NNE of Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea (62 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005hy7. Id of event: us10005hy7. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/05/16 / 2016-05-17 12:43:50 / May 17, 2016 @ 12:43 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 144.4555 East, latitude -4.9849 South, depth = 70.47 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 70.47 km (44 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 22:43:50 / 10:43 pm (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 99 km NNE of Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea.
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