A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 53 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (33 miles). Exact location of event, depth 57.57 km, 153.297° East, -4.8692° South. The epicenter was at a depth of 57.57 km (36 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/04/17 / 2017-04-07 03:23:26 / April 7, 2017 @ 3:23 am. The temblor was detected at 13:23:26 / 1:23 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008fcy. Id of event: us10008fcy.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 53 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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