A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 158 km SW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea (98 miles). The temblor was picked up at 08:51:11 / 8:51 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us20008m62. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008m62. Exact location of earthquake, 146.3165° East, -3.0824° South, depth 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/02/17 / 2017-02-16 22:51:11 / February 16, 2017 @ 10:51 pm.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 158 km SW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea.
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