A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 64 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (40 miles) on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us20009xzk. Ids that are associated to the event: us20009xzk. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/07/17 / 2017-07-13 05:13:52 / July 13, 2017 @ 5:13 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 153.1567 East, latitude -5.0387 South, depth = 35 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:13:52 / 3:13 pm (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 64 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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