A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 157 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (98 miles) on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/08/17 / 2017-08-12 20:30:57 / August 12, 2017 @ 8:30 pm. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:30:57 / 6:30 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000a7na. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a7na. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 153.5214 East, latitude -5.8046 South, depth = 11.87 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11.87 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 157 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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