A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 42 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (26 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000a5ru. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a5ru. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 52.29 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/08/17 / 2017-08-07 21:41:49 / August 7, 2017 @ 9:41 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 153.2402 East, latitude -4.7954 South, depth = 52.29 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:41:49 / 7:41 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 42 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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