A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 127 km NNE of Lae, Papua New Guinea (79 miles). Global time and date of event 03/03/17 / 2017-03-03 10:46:56 / March 3, 2017 @ 10:46 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 147.2633 East, latitude -5.5998 South, depth = 137.38 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 137.38 km (85 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us100086pz. Event ids that are associated: us100086pz. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:46:56 / 8:46 pm (local time epicenter).
Each 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 127 km NNE of Lae, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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