A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 128 km ENE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (80 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:38:08 / 11:38 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000a5xg. Event ids that are associated: us2000a5xg. The epicenter was at a depth of 40.03 km (25 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/08/17 / 2017-08-02 01:38:08 / August 2, 2017 @ 1:38 am. Exact location of event, longitude 151.1322 East, latitude -4.9506 South, depth = 40.03 km.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 128 km ENE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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