A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 171 km SSW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea (106 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000a5p8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a5p8. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 146.7755 East, latitude -3.487 South, depth = 10 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:30:36 / 5:30 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/08/17 / 2017-08-07 19:30:36 / August 7, 2017 @ 7:30 pm.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 171 km SSW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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