A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea on Sunday. Unique identifier: us20008hg2. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008hg2. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 96.32 km (60 miles). The temblor was picked up at 08:08:18 / 8:08 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 96.32 km, 152.7268° East, -4.4356° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/01/17 / 2017-01-21 22:08:18 / January 21, 2017 @ 10:08 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rabaul, Kokopo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 34 km W of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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