A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 131 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (81 miles). Id of earthquake: us200082kh. Event ids that are associated: us200082kh. Exact location, longitude 153.6853° East, latitude -5.4631° South, depth = 44.87 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 44.87 km (28 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 19/12/16 / 2016-12-19 13:31:51 / December 19, 2016 @ 1:31 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 23:31:51 / 11:31 pm (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 131 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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