A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 77 km SSW of Taron, Papua New Guinea (48 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50.63 km (31 miles). The temblor was picked up at 07:21:51 / 7:21 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 17/10/15 / 2015-10-17 21:21:51 / October 17, 2015 @ 9:21 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 152.8834 East, latitude -5.1472 South, depth = 50.63 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003pet. Unique identifier: us10003pet.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days two hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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