A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 26 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea (16 miles). Event id: us2000a4gv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a4gv. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/07/17 / 2017-07-31 13:35:32 / July 31, 2017 @ 1:35 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 39.12 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 153.0797 East, latitude -4.7019 South, depth = 39.12 km. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:35:32 / 11:35 pm (local time epicenter).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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