A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 148 km SE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (92 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 50.75 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 153.7816° East, latitude -5.579° South, depth = 50.75 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/09/16 / 2016-09-01 08:55:32 / September 1, 2016 @ 8:55 am. The temblor was detected at 18:55:32 / 6:55 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10006j9c. Unique identifier: us10006j9c. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every 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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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. 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: 148 km SE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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