A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 121 km E of Madang, Papua New Guinea (75 miles). The temblor was reported at 02:35:17 / 2:35 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/05/17 / 2017-05-04 16:35:17 / May 4, 2017 @ 4:35 pm. Event id: us10008r6l. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008r6l. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 146.8797° East, -5.3856° South, depth 263.87 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 263.87 km (164 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 121 km E of Madang, Papua New Guinea.
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