A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 136 km NNE of Lae, Papua New Guinea (85 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20008m3l. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008m3l. Global time and date of event 15/02/17 / 2017-02-15 10:48:55 / February 15, 2017 @ 10:48 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 20:48:55 / 8:48 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 208.84 km, 147.2432° East, -5.5129° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 208.84 km (130 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days sixty-four 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 earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 136 km NNE of Lae, Papua New Guinea.
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