A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 156 km SSW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea (97 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.61 km (10 miles). The temblor was detected at 16:15:32 / 4:15 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007997. Unique identifier: us10007997. Exact location of event, longitude 146.5663 East, latitude -3.2493 South, depth = 15.61 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/11/16 / 2016-11-17 06:15:32 / November 17, 2016 @ 6:15 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 156 km SSW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea.
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