A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 62 km E of Taron, Papua New Guinea (39 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of event, depth 96.23 km, 153.5923° East, -4.4032° South. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:48:44 / 3:48 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 96.23 km (60 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us20004y63. Unique identifier: us20004y63. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/02/16 / 2016-02-05 17:48:44 / February 5, 2016 @ 5:48 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 62 km E of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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