A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 227 km SSW of Taron, Papua New Guinea (141 miles) on Monday. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/02/17 / 2017-02-19 19:10:02 / February 19, 2017 @ 7:10 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 05:10:02 / 5:10 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us20008ku0. Unique identifier: us20008ku0. Exact location of earthquake, 152.5015° East, -6.4578° South, depth 10 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 four and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 227 km SSW of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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