A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 33 km SE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (21 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/07/17 / 2017-07-13 06:14:34 / July 13, 2017 @ 6:14 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Event id: us20009xzx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009xzx. The temblor was reported at 16:14:34 / 4:14 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 153.2247 East, latitude -4.7064 South, depth = 35 km.
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 nine, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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