A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 128 km SSW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea (80 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/08/17 / 2017-08-07 11:30:14 / August 7, 2017 @ 11:30 am. Event id: us2000a7au. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a7au. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:30:14 / 9:30 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 146.6731° East, -3.015° South, depth 10 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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