A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 127 km E of Taron, Papua New Guinea (79 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 93.37 km (58 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 154.1779 East, latitude -4.565 South, depth = 93.37 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008jxx. Unique identifier: us20008jxx. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/01/17 / 2017-01-31 00:20:45 / January 31, 2017 @ 12:20 am. The temblor was reported at 10:20:45 / 10:20 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 127 km E of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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