A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 82 km NNW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (51 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000antf. Id of event: us2000antf. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/09/17 / 2017-09-15 21:48:46 / September 15, 2017 @ 9:48 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 07:48:46 / 7:48 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 106.56 km (66 miles). Exact location, longitude 147.5458° East, latitude -5.9284° South, depth = 106.56 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-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. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 82 km NNW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea.
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