A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 63 km E of Taron, Papua New Guinea (39 miles). Exact location, longitude 153.5952° East, latitude -4.3775° South, depth = 12.34 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:03:08 / 6:03 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12.34 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 06/12/16 / 2016-12-06 08:03:08 / December 6, 2016 @ 8:03 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us200080gp. Event ids that are associated: us200080gp.
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 63 km E of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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