A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, eastern New Guinea region, Papua New Guinea (0 miles). Event id: us20008sar. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008sar. The epicenter was at a depth of 212.01 km (132 miles). Global time and date of event 15/03/17 / 2017-03-15 16:38:19 / March 15, 2017 @ 4:38 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:38:19 / 4:38 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 146.8759 East, latitude -5.4842 South, depth = 212.01 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: eastern New Guinea region, Papua New Guinea.
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