A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 110 km SSE of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (68 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50.72 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 155.7187 East, latitude -7.2852 South, depth = 50.72 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/03/17 / 2017-03-04 10:05:26 / March 4, 2017 @ 10:05 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us100086yg. Event ids that are associated: us100086yg. The temblor was reported at 20:05:26 / 8:05 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 110 km SSE of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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