A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 129 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (80 miles). The temblor was detected at 05:45:48 / 5:45 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 42.02 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us200082lf. Unique identifier: us200082lf. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/12/16 / 2016-12-19 19:45:48 / December 19, 2016 @ 7:45 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 153.452 East, latitude -5.5635 South, depth = 42.02 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 129 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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