A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 111 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (69 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/03/17 / 2017-03-21 13:31:56 / March 21, 2017 @ 1:31 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us20008vbw. Event ids that are associated: us20008vbw. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 151.0652° East, -5.9442° South. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:31:56 / 11:31 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 111 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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