A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 230 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea (143 miles) on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 20:01:31 / 8:01 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 21.3 km (13 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 25/04/16 / 2016-04-25 10:01:31 / April 25, 2016 @ 10:01 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 21.3 km, 153.3917° East, -6.5182° South. Event id: us20005ljx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005ljx.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 230 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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