A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 208 km WSW of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea (129 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 149.0294° East, -3.2133° South. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:39:22 / 2:39 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20009mp4. Event ids that are associated: us20009mp4. Global time and date of event 08/06/17 / 2017-06-08 16:39:22 / June 8, 2017 @ 4:39 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 208 km WSW of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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