A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 162 km ESE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (101 miles) on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 138.62 km (86 miles). Id of earthquake: us10004fd3. Event ids that are associated: us10004fd3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/01/16 / 2016-01-18 16:26:35 / January 18, 2016 @ 4:26 pm. Exact location of event, depth 138.62 km, 154.2992° East, -5.2016° South. The temblor was detected at 02:26:35 / 2:26 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 162 km ESE of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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