A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 98 km NE of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea (61 miles) on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, 146.5893° East, -5.7756° South, depth 68.34 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/07/17 / 2017-07-28 00:29:04 / July 28, 2017 @ 12:29 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 68.34 km (42 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000a3ls. Event ids that are associated: us2000a3ls. The temblor was picked up at 10:29:04 / 10:29 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 98 km NE of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea.
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