A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 43 km E of Taron, Papua New Guinea (27 miles) on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 105.8 km (66 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 105.8 km, 153.4185° East, -4.5163° South. Id of earthquake: us10004qtb. Event ids that are associated: us10004qtb. The temblor was detected at 13:33:11 / 1:33 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/02/16 / 2016-02-15 03:33:11 / February 15, 2016 @ 3:33 am.
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and seven 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 43 km E of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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