A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 149 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea (93 miles) on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 58.86 km (37 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 08/07/17 / 2017-07-08 11:30:49 / July 8, 2017 @ 11:30 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 153.0748 East, latitude -5.8186 South, depth = 58.86 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:30:49 / 9:30 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10009854. Ids that are associated to the event: us10009854.
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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-seven 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 149 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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