A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 112 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (70 miles). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:03:22 / 8:03 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 20.21 km (13 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 153.3631 East, latitude -5.4301 South, depth = 20.21 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10007mk3. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007mk3. Global time and date of event 24/12/16 / 2016-12-24 22:03:22 / December 24, 2016 @ 10:03 pm UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days fourty, in the past 30 days fourty and in the last 365 days one hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 112 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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