A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 188 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (117 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:46:03 / 7:46 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us100087fg. Ids that are associated to the event: us100087fg. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 07/03/17 / 2017-03-07 09:46:03 / March 7, 2017 @ 9:46 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 153.7755 East, latitude -5.996 South, depth = 10 km.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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. 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: 188 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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