A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 176 km ESE of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea (109 miles). Unique identifier: us10007vuh. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007vuh. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 24.77 km (15 miles). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:05:32 / 7:05 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/01/17 / 2017-01-27 21:05:32 / January 27, 2017 @ 9:05 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 150.9334 East, latitude -7.0206 South, depth = 24.77 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 176 km ESE of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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