A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 147 km NE of Namatanai, Papua New Guinea (91 miles). Unique identifier: us2000a7kh. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a7kh. Exact location of earthquake, 153.4377° East, -2.792° South, depth 33.23 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:46:17 / 10:46 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/08/17 / 2017-08-12 12:46:17 / August 12, 2017 @ 12:46 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33.23 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 147 km NE of Namatanai, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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