A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 27 km S of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (17 miles) on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, 147.8657° East, -6.855° South, depth 54.76 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us100097lc. Unique identifier: us100097lc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54.76 km (34 miles). Global time and date of event 07/07/17 / 2017-07-07 08:33:21 / July 7, 2017 @ 8:33 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 18:33:21 / 6:33 pm (local time epicenter).
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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 27 km S of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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