A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 145 km NNW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (90 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008x41. Id of event: us10008x41. The epicenter was at a depth of 180.46 km (112 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 147.5068 East, latitude -5.3334 South, depth = 180.46 km. The temblor was reported at 02:27:08 / 2:27 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/05/17 / 2017-05-26 16:27:08 / May 26, 2017 @ 4:27 pm.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 145 km NNW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea.
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