A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 110 km SSW of Taron, Papua New Guinea (68 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/02/16 / 2016-02-18 17:36:13 / February 18, 2016 @ 5:36 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 03:36:13 / 3:36 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004qsz. Id of event: us10004qsz. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 152.5862 East, latitude -5.358 South, depth = 42.01 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 42.01 km (26 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 110 km SSW of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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