A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 135 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (84 miles) on Thursday. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:03:59 / 7:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 151.8624° East, latitude -5.5105° South, depth = 54.97 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10008d98. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008d98. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/03/17 / 2017-03-30 09:03:59 / March 30, 2017 @ 9:03 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54.97 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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: 135 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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