A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 127 km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (79 miles) on Friday. Exact location, longitude 154.6278° East, latitude -7.0836° South, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:56:21 / 7:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 04/05/17 / 2017-05-04 21:56:21 / May 4, 2017 @ 9:56 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us10008r6t. Event ids that are associated: us10008r6t.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 127 km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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