A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 165 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (103 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/03/17 / 2017-03-06 23:45:19 / March 6, 2017 @ 11:45 pm. Id of earthquake: us100087d9. Event ids that are associated: us100087d9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 151.713° East, -5.7449° South, depth 10 km. The temblor was reported at 09:45:19 / 9:45 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 165 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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