A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 150 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (93 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/02/17 / 2017-02-11 07:33:12 / February 11, 2017 @ 7:33 am. Event id: us20008j59. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008j59. Exact location of event, depth 32.43 km, 153.626° East, -5.6898° South. The temblor was detected at 17:33:12 / 5:33 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 32.43 km (20 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 150 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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