A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 196 km SW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea (122 miles) on Wednesday. Unique identifier: us10007vkg. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007vkg. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 146.0694 East, latitude -3.3242 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 10/01/17 / 2017-01-10 19:03:10 / January 10, 2017 @ 7:03 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 05:03:10 / 5:03 am (local time epicenter).
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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 196 km SW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea.
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