A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 102 km ESE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (63 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a9zq. Id of event: us2000a9zq. Exact location of earthquake, 153.8192° East, -4.9598° South, depth 84.43 km. The temblor was reported at 05:54:39 / 5:54 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 84.43 km (52 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/08/17 / 2017-08-20 19:54:39 / August 20, 2017 @ 7:54 pm.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 102 km ESE of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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