A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 51 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (32 miles) on Saturday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:53:50 / 8:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 153.2714 East, latitude -4.862 South, depth = 28.5 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.5 km (18 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/07/17 / 2017-07-14 22:53:50 / July 14, 2017 @ 10:53 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20009y3c. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009y3c.
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 five, 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 have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 51 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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