A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 218 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (135 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.87 km (22 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:56:57 / 11:56 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: us20008m2a. Id of event: us20008m2a. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/02/17 / 2017-02-14 13:56:57 / February 14, 2017 @ 1:56 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 153.5116° East, -6.4268° South, depth 35.87 km.
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 six, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 218 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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