A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 101 km S of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (63 miles) on Saturday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:59:25 / 6:59 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 155.5215 East, latitude -7.231 South, depth = 77.27 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 25/03/17 / 2017-03-25 08:59:25 / March 25, 2017 @ 8:59 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 77.27 km (48 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us10008diz. Event ids that are associated: us10008diz.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 101 km S of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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