A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, Bismarck Sea (0 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 07/08/17 / 2017-08-07 12:52:20 / August 7, 2017 @ 12:52 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 146.5952° East, -3.5025° South. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:52:20 / 12:52 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a7ax. Id of event: us2000a7ax.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: Bismarck Sea.
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