A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 157 km SE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (98 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008s8i. Id of event: us20008s8i. The temblor was reported at 15:35:16 / 3:35 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/03/17 / 2017-03-15 05:35:16 / March 15, 2017 @ 5:35 am. Exact location of earthquake, 154.0038° East, -5.5079° South, depth 42.16 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 42.16 km (26 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days two hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 157 km SE of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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