A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 176 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (109 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 153.8948° East, -6.2328° South, depth 35 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/02/17 / 2017-02-14 13:55:28 / February 14, 2017 @ 1:55 pm. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:55:28 / 11:55 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008m25. Id of event: us20008m25.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 176 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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