A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 174 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (108 miles) on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 153.6899° East, latitude -5.8999° South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us10008gui. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008gui. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 12/04/17 / 2017-04-12 02:12:31 / April 12, 2017 @ 2:12 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 12:12:31 / 12:12 pm (local time epicenter).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 ninety-eight 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 174 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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