A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 69 km E of Taron, Papua New Guinea (43 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/01/17 / 2017-01-12 15:50:04 / January 12, 2017 @ 3:50 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007vrz. Unique identifier: us10007vrz. The epicenter was at a depth of 103.14 km (64 miles). Exact location of event, depth 103.14 km, 153.6549° East, -4.5061° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 01:50:04 / 1:50 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fifty and in the last 365 days one hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 69 km E of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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