A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 87 km SE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (54 miles) on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, 153.6027° East, -5.0151° South, depth 56.69 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/02/17 / 2017-02-20 14:59:06 / February 20, 2017 @ 2:59 pm. The temblor was detected at 00:59:06 / 12:59 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 56.69 km (35 miles). Id of earthquake: us20008kwg. Event ids that are associated: us20008kwg. 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. 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: 87 km SE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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