A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 73 km NE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (45 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 153.4095 East, latitude -3.92 South, depth = 144.46 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us100097sw. Ids that are associated to the event: us100097sw. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 144.46 km (90 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 01/07/17 / 2017-07-01 16:57:18 / July 1, 2017 @ 4:57 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:57:18 / 2:57 am (local time epicenter).
Every 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-five 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. 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: 73 km NE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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