A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 175 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (109 miles) on Saturday. Global time and date of event 11/02/17 / 2017-02-11 07:59:18 / February 11, 2017 @ 7:59 am UTC/GMT. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:59:18 / 5:59 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20008lg6. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008lg6. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 153.8572° East, -5.8179° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 175 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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