A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 28 km W of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea (17 miles) on Wednesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ad3x. Id of event: us2000ad3x. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 61.06 km (38 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 149.2907° East, latitude -6.1934° South, depth = 61.06 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/08/17 / 2017-08-30 09:40:41 / August 30, 2017 @ 9:40 am UTC/GMT. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:40:41 / 7:40 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 28 km W of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea.
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