A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 153 km ESE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (95 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 399.92 km (248 miles). Id of earthquake: us100073g4. Event ids that are associated: us100073g4. Exact location of event, longitude 154.2705 East, latitude -5.0937 South, depth = 399.92 km. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:48:24 / 7:48 pm (local time epicenter). 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: 26/10/16 / 2016-10-26 09:48:24 / October 26, 2016 @ 9:48 am.
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 three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 153 km ESE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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