A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 127 km ENE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (79 miles) on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude 151.1703 East, latitude -5.0292 South, depth = 146.05 km. The temblor was picked up at 22:44:20 / 10:44 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us100086h7. Event ids that are associated: us100086h7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/03/17 / 2017-03-02 12:44:20 / March 2, 2017 @ 12:44 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 146.05 km (91 miles).
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. 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 fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 127 km ENE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.
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