A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 210 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (130 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 151.97 East, latitude -6.2296 South, depth = 54.59 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/05/17 / 2017-05-04 13:59:27 / May 4, 2017 @ 1:59 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54.59 km (34 miles). The temblor was detected at 23:59:27 / 11:59 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us10008r6g. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008r6g.
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 two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 210 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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