A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 185 km SW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea (115 miles). Id of earthquake: us10007vc7. Event ids that are associated: us10007vc7. The temblor was picked up at 23:07:43 / 11:07 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/01/17 / 2017-01-25 13:07:43 / January 25, 2017 @ 1:07 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 146.1664° East, -3.2768° South, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourteen 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 185 km SW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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