A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 187 km E of Madang, Papua New Guinea (116 miles). Event id: us2000asam. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000asam. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/09/17 / 2017-09-12 08:09:53 / September 12, 2017 @ 8:09 am UTC/GMT. 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 167.53 km (104 miles). Exact location, longitude 147.4651° East, latitude -4.9334° South, depth = 167.53 km. The temblor was picked up at 18:09:53 / 6:09 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 187 km E of Madang, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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