A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 68 km E of Taron, Papua New Guinea (42 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/03/16 / 2016-03-10 17:56:20 / March 10, 2016 @ 5:56 pm. The temblor was detected at 03:56:20 / 3:56 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10004wld. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004wld. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 91.81 km (57 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 153.6416° East, -4.3826° South, depth 91.81 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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. 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: 68 km E of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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