A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 73 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea (45 miles) on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, 153.104° East, -5.1295° South, depth 51.75 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008jt3. Unique identifier: us10008jt3. The temblor was picked up at 03:55:48 / 3:55 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 22/04/17 / 2017-04-22 17:55:48 / April 22, 2017 @ 5:55 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51.75 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-four 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 73 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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