A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 116 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (72 miles) on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/10/16 / 2016-10-12 04:06:50 / October 12, 2016 @ 4:06 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us20007dc6. Unique identifier: us20007dc6. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 153.4792° East, -5.4194° South, depth 10 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:06:50 / 2:06 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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