A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11.63 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/02/17 / 2017-02-12 09:16:52 / February 12, 2017 @ 9:16 am. Exact location of earthquake, 153.1055° East, -4.3096° South, depth 11.63 km. Unique identifier: us20008jbd. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008jbd. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:16:52 / 7:16 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kokopo. Earthquake epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 19 km NNE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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