A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 116 km E of Madang, Papua New Guinea (72 miles) on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 146.8377 East, latitude -5.3529 South, depth = 150.61 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: us2000a6ak. Id of event: us2000a6ak. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/08/17 / 2017-08-03 22:10:44 / August 3, 2017 @ 10:10 pm. The temblor was picked up at 08:10:44 / 8:10 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 150.61 km (94 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 116 km E of Madang, Papua New Guinea.
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