A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 47 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (29 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009vvw. Id of event: us20009vvw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 14:02:35 / 2:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 153.15° East, latitude -4.8775° South, depth = 11.19 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/07/17 / 2017-07-13 04:02:35 / July 13, 2017 @ 4:02 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.19 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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: 47 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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