A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 117 km NE of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea (73 miles) on Thursday. 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: 14/09/17 / 2017-09-14 05:15:12 / September 14, 2017 @ 5:15 am. Exact location of event, longitude 148.1171 East, latitude -1.3938 South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000amaf. Id of event: us2000amaf. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 15:15:12 / 3:15 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. 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: 117 km NE of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea.
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