A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 111 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (69 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 07/08/17 / 2017-08-07 11:13:17 / August 7, 2017 @ 11:13 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000a7av. Unique identifier: us2000a7av. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 29.4 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 151.7291° East, latitude -5.2031° South, depth = 29.4 km. The temblor was picked up at 21:13:17 / 9:13 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 111 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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