A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 160 km NW of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea (99 miles). The temblor was detected at 22:44:07 / 10:44 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 149.9382 East, latitude -1.4052 South, depth = 35 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Unique identifier: us2000a2p9. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a2p9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/07/17 / 2017-07-30 12:44:07 / July 30, 2017 @ 12:44 pm.
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 one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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: 160 km NW of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea.
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