A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 19 km S of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (12 miles) on Sunday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/04/17 / 2017-04-02 10:31:18 / April 2, 2017 @ 10:31 am. Exact location, longitude 147.9019° East, latitude -6.7763° South, depth = 65.51 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 65.51 km (41 miles). Id of earthquake: us10008dxe. Event ids that are associated: us10008dxe. The temblor was detected at 20:31:18 / 8:31 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 one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 19 km S of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea.
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