A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 121 km SSW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea (75 miles). The temblor was reported at 16:17:13 / 4:17 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 146.8278 East, latitude -3.0306 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/06/17 / 2017-06-16 06:17:13 / June 16, 2017 @ 6:17 am. Id of earthquake: us20009mxc. Event ids that are associated: us20009mxc. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 121 km SSW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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