A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 101 km E of Taron, Papua New Guinea (63 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:52:16 / 6:52 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 10/01/17 / 2017-01-10 08:52:16 / January 10, 2017 @ 8:52 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007vk1. Id of event: us10007vk1. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 97.02 km (60 miles). Exact location of event, depth 97.02 km, 153.9365° East, -4.601° South.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days fourty-nine and in the last 365 days ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 101 km E of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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