A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 110 km WNW of Namatanai, Papua New Guinea (68 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 151.4948 East, latitude -3.349 South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/06/17 / 2017-06-01 08:16:08 / June 1, 2017 @ 8:16 am. Event id: us10008x1g. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008x1g. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:16:08 / 6:16 pm (local time epicenter).
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 twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 110 km WNW of Namatanai, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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