A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 127 km ESE of Madang, Papua New Guinea (79 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:05:58 / 7:05 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000abbp. Event ids that are associated: us2000abbp. Global time and date of event 20/08/17 / 2017-08-20 09:05:58 / August 20, 2017 @ 9:05 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 214.94 km (134 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 146.9223 East, latitude -5.4497 South, depth = 214.94 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. 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: 127 km ESE of Madang, Papua New Guinea.
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