A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 176 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (109 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/06/17 / 2017-06-17 15:13:41 / June 17, 2017 @ 3:13 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10.69 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:13:41 / 1:13 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009na3. Id of event: us20009na3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 153.5789° East, latitude -5.9673° South, depth = 10.69 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-two 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 176 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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