A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 105 km S of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (65 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/03/17 / 2017-03-23 16:57:52 / March 23, 2017 @ 4:57 pm. Exact location, longitude 155.5351° East, latitude -7.268° South, depth = 64.49 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:57:52 / 2:57 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10008dag. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008dag. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 64.49 km (40 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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. 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: 105 km S of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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