A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 22 km ESE of Ambunti, Papua New Guinea (14 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, 143.0383° East, -4.2981° South, depth 64.64 km. The temblor was reported at 09:49:14 / 9:49 am (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 earthquake 03/02/17 / 2017-02-03 23:49:14 / February 3, 2017 @ 11:49 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008k94. Unique identifier: us20008k94. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 64.64 km (40 miles).
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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 22 km ESE of Ambunti, Papua New Guinea.
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