A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 161 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (100 miles) on Sunday. Global time and date of event 26/02/17 / 2017-02-26 01:30:03 / February 26, 2017 @ 1:30 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us20008mgp. Event ids that are associated: us20008mgp. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 153.365 East, latitude -5.8891 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 11:30:03 / 11:30 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
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 two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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