A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 100 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea (62 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 28.63 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us10002x5b. Ids that are associated to the event: us10002x5b. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 28.63 km, 152.9209° East, -5.3676° South. The temblor was detected at 02:05:30 / 2:05 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/08/15 / 2015-08-01 16:05:30 / August 1, 2015 @ 4:05 pm.
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 ten and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. 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: 100 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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