A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 192 km SSW of Taron, Papua New Guinea (119 miles) on Monday. The temblor was picked up at 03:31:11 / 3:31 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 42.41 km (26 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100049ye. Id of event: us100049ye. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/12/15 / 2015-12-27 17:31:11 / December 27, 2015 @ 5:31 pm. Exact location, longitude 152.4404° East, latitude -6.0989° South, depth = 42.41 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 192 km SSW of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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