A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 61 km ENE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (38 miles) on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 129.32 km (80 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/02/17 / 2017-02-05 10:50:09 / February 5, 2017 @ 10:50 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us20008kh0. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008kh0. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 153.558 East, latitude -4.278 South, depth = 129.32 km. The temblor was picked up at 20:50:09 / 8:50 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 61 km ENE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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