A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 184 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (114 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/02/17 / 2017-02-12 23:42:36 / February 12, 2017 @ 11:42 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 153.8136 East, latitude -6.3622 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us20008lii. Event ids that are associated: us20008lii. The temblor was picked up at 09:42:36 / 9:42 am (local time epicenter).
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 three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 184 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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