A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 101 km N of Lae, Papua New Guinea (63 miles). Id of earthquake: us100086fu. Event ids that are associated: us100086fu. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 68.14 km (42 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/03/17 / 2017-03-02 04:50:52 / March 2, 2017 @ 4:50 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 147.1366° East, latitude -5.8136° South, depth = 68.14 km. The temblor was picked up at 14:50:52 / 2:50 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 101 km N of Lae, Papua New Guinea.
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