A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, New Britain region, Papua New Guinea (0 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51.88 km (32 miles). The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:10:30 / 1:10 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 149.2741° East, latitude -6.2182° South, depth = 51.88 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/07/17 / 2017-07-04 13:10:30 / July 4, 2017 @ 1:10 pm. Event id: us100098te. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100098te. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 six and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. 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: New Britain region, Papua New Guinea.
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