A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 130 km E of Madang, Papua New Guinea (81 miles) on Sunday. Exact location of event, longitude 146.9502 East, latitude -5.4371 South, depth = 199.2 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/01/17 / 2017-01-29 09:21:34 / January 29, 2017 @ 9:21 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 199.2 km (124 miles). The temblor was detected at 19:21:34 / 7:21 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10007w0x. Event ids that are associated: us10007w0x. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 130 km E of Madang, Papua New Guinea.
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