A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 162 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (101 miles) on Tuesday. Unique identifier: us100088xd. Ids that are associated to the event: us100088xd. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 153.7155 East, latitude -5.7632 South, depth = 35 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/03/17 / 2017-03-06 15:48:33 / March 6, 2017 @ 3:48 pm. The temblor was reported at 01:48:33 / 1:48 am (local time epicenter).
Each 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 162 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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