A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 124 km E of Madang, Papua New Guinea (77 miles). The temblor was detected at 21:05:31 / 9:05 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 224.07 km (139 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/08/17 / 2017-08-22 11:05:31 / August 22, 2017 @ 11:05 am. Event id: us2000aajp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000aajp. Exact location of earthquake, 146.9035° East, -5.4254° South, depth 224.07 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 124 km E of Madang, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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