A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 168 km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (104 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 154.0104° East, -5.9257° South, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us10008rvx. Event ids that are associated: us10008rvx. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 00:47:23 / 12:47 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/05/17 / 2017-05-07 14:47:23 / May 7, 2017 @ 2:47 pm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 168 km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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