A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 177 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (110 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 153.466° East, -6.0136° South, depth 58.81 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:44:03 / 7:44 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007nxx. Unique identifier: us10007nxx. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/12/16 / 2016-12-31 21:44:03 / December 31, 2016 @ 9:44 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 58.81 km (37 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days sixty and in the last 365 days ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 177 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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