A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 158 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (98 miles) on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, 153.5873° East, -5.7907° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:12:28 / 11:12 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000a7pl. Event ids that are associated: us2000a7pl. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/08/17 / 2017-08-13 01:12:28 / August 13, 2017 @ 1:12 am.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days two hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 158 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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