A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 150 km WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea (93 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008utq. Id of event: us10008utq. The temblor was picked up at 20:15:16 / 8:15 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 127.24 km (79 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 154.3329° East, -5.5884° South, depth 127.24 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/05/17 / 2017-05-17 10:15:16 / May 17, 2017 @ 10:15 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and seven 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.
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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. 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: 150 km WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea.
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