A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 85 km W of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea (53 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 55.8 km, 148.7766° East, -6.2606° South. The epicenter was at a depth of 55.8 km (35 miles). Global time and date of event 01/03/17 / 2017-03-01 16:51:51 / March 1, 2017 @ 4:51 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 02:51:51 / 2:51 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008609. Id of event: us10008609.
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 thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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: 85 km W of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea.
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