A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 156 km N of Madang, Papua New Guinea (97 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008lhr. Id of event: us20008lhr. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/02/17 / 2017-02-12 03:10:56 / February 12, 2017 @ 3:10 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 145.9694 East, latitude -3.8209 South, depth = 31.15 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 31.15 km (19 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:10:56 / 1:10 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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 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: 156 km N of Madang, Papua New Guinea.
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