A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 133 km SE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (83 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 142.31 km (88 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 154.0296° East, -5.1499° South, depth 142.31 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/02/16 / 2016-02-20 00:47:00 / February 20, 2016 @ 12:47 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:47:00 / 10:47 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004r8k. Unique identifier: us10004r8k.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 133 km SE of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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