A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 103 km NE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (64 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 230.45 km (143 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 02:39:36 / 2:39 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/10/17 / 2017-10-02 16:39:36 / October 2, 2017 @ 4:39 pm. Unique identifier: us2000b3kn. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000b3kn. Exact location, longitude 150.833° East, latitude -4.9213° South, depth = 230.45 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
Did you feel it?
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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 103 km NE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.
Copyright © 2017 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.