A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 98 km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (61 miles) on Sunday. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/07/17 / 2017-07-08 23:00:19 / July 8, 2017 @ 11:00 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20009w9f. Ids that are associated to the event: us20009w9f. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:00:19 / 9:00 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 154.9277 East, latitude -7.0106 South, depth = 10 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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. 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: 98 km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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