A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 121 km SSW of Taron, Papua New Guinea (75 miles) on Friday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/02/16 / 2016-02-18 20:47:36 / February 18, 2016 @ 8:47 pm. The temblor was picked up at 06:47:36 / 6:47 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us10004qw5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004qw5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 152.751 East, latitude -5.5248 South, depth = 10 km.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 121 km SSW of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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