A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 152 km SSW of Taron, Papua New Guinea (94 miles) on Sunday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008kfv. Id of event: us20008kfv. The temblor was detected at 05:17:36 / 5:17 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 152.5399° East, -5.751° South, depth 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/02/17 / 2017-02-04 19:17:36 / February 4, 2017 @ 7:17 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 152 km SSW of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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