A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 133 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (83 miles). The temblor was picked up at 23:06:01 / 11:06 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 37.64 km, 153.5741° East, -5.548° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/12/16 / 2016-12-18 13:06:01 / December 18, 2016 @ 1:06 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us200082b3. Unique identifier: us200082b3. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.64 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 133 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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