A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 136 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (85 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/12/16 / 2016-12-24 00:27:09 / December 24, 2016 @ 12:27 am. The temblor was reported at 10:27:09 / 10:27 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 61.34 km, 153.5275° East, -5.5927° South. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 61.34 km (38 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us10007mea. Event ids that are associated: us10007mea.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fourty-one, in the past 30 days fourty-two and in the last 365 days ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 136 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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