A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 137 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (85 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/12/16 / 2016-12-26 01:42:01 / December 26, 2016 @ 1:42 am. The temblor was reported at 11:42:01 / 11:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 153.4038 East, latitude -5.6556 South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us10007mst. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007mst. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 137 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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