A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 145 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (90 miles). Exact location, longitude 153.5076° East, latitude -5.6971° South, depth = 26.17 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 26.17 km (16 miles). Event id: us10007luc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007luc. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:45:35 / 8:45 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/12/16 / 2016-12-21 22:45:35 / December 21, 2016 @ 10:45 pm UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirty-six, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 145 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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