A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 122 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea (76 miles) on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 153.0211° East, -5.5788° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/08/17 / 2017-08-18 12:54:58 / August 18, 2017 @ 12:54 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 22:54:58 / 10:54 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a9cj. Id of event: us2000a9cj.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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