A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 153 km WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea (95 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 45.88 km (29 miles). Exact location, longitude 154.2547° East, latitude -5.6776° South, depth = 45.88 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a1bn. Id of event: us2000a1bn. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:19:10 / 10:19 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/07/17 / 2017-07-21 00:19:10 / July 21, 2017 @ 12:19 am.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days two hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. 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: 153 km WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea.
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