A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 117 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea (73 miles). Event id: us200082na. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200082na. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 153.038 East, latitude -5.5279 South, depth = 38.36 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.36 km (24 miles). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:17:04 / 9:17 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/12/16 / 2016-12-19 23:17:04 / December 19, 2016 @ 11:17 pm.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days seventy-nine 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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