A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 115 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (71 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 152.2923° East, -5.3996° South, depth 35 km. The temblor was reported at 19:39:09 / 7:39 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/04/17 / 2017-04-22 09:39:09 / April 22, 2017 @ 9:39 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10008jra. Event ids that are associated: us10008jra.
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 one, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventy-six 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 115 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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