A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 139 km SE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (86 miles). Global time and date of event 16/04/17 / 2017-04-16 19:55:10 / April 16, 2017 @ 7:55 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 153.8629 East, latitude -5.4137 South, depth = 64.52 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:55:10 / 5:55 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008i6e. Id of event: us10008i6e. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 64.52 km (40 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 six and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 139 km SE of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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