A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 118 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea (73 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 152.843 East, latitude -5.5194 South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/07/17 / 2017-07-15 22:56:28 / July 15, 2017 @ 10:56 pm. Id of earthquake: us20009yf5. Event ids that are associated: us20009yf5. The temblor was detected at 08:56:28 / 8:56 am (local time epicenter). 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 10 km (6 miles).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 118 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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