A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 158 km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (98 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/06/17 / 2017-06-17 10:21:27 / June 17, 2017 @ 10:21 am. Event id: us20009p2y. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009p2y. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 20:21:27 / 8:21 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 154.668° East, -7.4936° South.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 158 km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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