A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 87 km NNW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (54 miles). The temblor was reported at 10:28:27 / 10:28 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 147.5918° East, latitude -5.8586° South, depth = 137.13 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 137.13 km (85 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/11/17 / 2017-11-06 00:28:27 / November 6, 2017 @ 12:28 am. Unique identifier: us2000bj21. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000bj21.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 87 km NNW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea.
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