A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 65 km E of Taron, Papua New Guinea (40 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/02/16 / 2016-02-28 06:00:40 / February 28, 2016 @ 6:00 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 98.67 km (61 miles). Id of earthquake: us10004t9y. Event ids that are associated: us10004t9y. Exact location, longitude 153.6209° East, latitude -4.4205° South, depth = 98.67 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:00:40 / 4:00 pm (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 65 km E of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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