A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 95 km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (59 miles) on Monday. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:36:29 / 9:36 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.25 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/11/17 / 2017-11-05 23:36:29 / November 5, 2017 @ 11:36 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bnvx. Unique identifier: us2000bnvx. Exact location, longitude 154.7953° East, latitude -6.8318° South, depth = 7.25 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days one hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 95 km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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