A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 114 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (71 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/02/17 / 2017-02-03 23:15:01 / February 3, 2017 @ 11:15 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 154.471° East, -6.1184° South, depth 35 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008hnd. Unique identifier: us20008hnd. The temblor was detected at 09:15:01 / 9:15 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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: 114 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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