A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 98 kilometers (61 miles) from Lorengau in Papua New Guinea on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.59 km (21 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000ac96. Unique identifier: us2000ac96. Exact location of event, longitude 148.0603 East, latitude -1.6166 South, depth = 34.59 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/08/17 / 2017-08-27 14:22:44 / August 27, 2017 @ 2:22 pm. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:22:44 / 12:22 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 99 km (62 miles) from Lorengau (c. 5 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lorengau (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 98 km ENE of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea.
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