A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 173 km SSW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea (107 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/08/17 / 2017-08-07 12:09:07 / August 7, 2017 @ 12:09 pm. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:09:07 / 10:09 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000a7aw. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a7aw. Exact location of event, longitude 146.7776 East, latitude -3.5098 South, depth = 10 km.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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