A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 162 km WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea (101 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 154.2629 East, latitude -5.4888 South, depth = 174.92 km. The temblor was detected at 10:45:26 / 10:45 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20007zgr. Unique identifier: us20007zgr. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 174.92 km (109 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/12/16 / 2016-12-02 00:45:26 / December 2, 2016 @ 12:45 am.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-seven, in the last 10 days fifty-seven, in the past 30 days fifty-nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 162 km WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea.
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