A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 133 km SW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (83 miles). The temblor was picked up at 13:23:03 / 1:23 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 97.64 km (61 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/07/17 / 2017-07-10 03:23:03 / July 10, 2017 @ 3:23 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100098gu. Id of event: us100098gu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 151.2872° East, -5.0606° South, depth 97.64 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 133 km SW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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