A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 71 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (44 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008jk9. Id of event: us10008jk9. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/04/17 / 2017-04-16 13:10:04 / April 16, 2017 @ 1:10 pm. The temblor was detected at 23:10:04 / 11:10 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 153.2167° East, -5.0913° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 71 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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