A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 143 km SE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (89 miles). The temblor was picked up at 12:32:14 / 12:32 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 36.75 km (23 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 153.7951° East, -5.5188° South, depth 36.75 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/03/17 / 2017-03-01 02:32:14 / March 1, 2017 @ 2:32 am. Id of earthquake: us100085vm. Event ids that are associated: us100085vm.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-one 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: 143 km SE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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