A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 140 km N of Lae, Papua New Guinea (87 miles) on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/01/17 / 2017-01-10 14:18:27 / January 10, 2017 @ 2:18 pm. Id of earthquake: us10007vk9. Event ids that are associated: us10007vk9. Exact location, longitude 147.0933° East, latitude -5.4552° South, depth = 166.61 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 166.61 km (104 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 00:18:27 / 12:18 am (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
Did you feel anything?
Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 140 km N of Lae, Papua New Guinea.
Copyright © 2017 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.