A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 138 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea (86 miles) on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000a6ve. Unique identifier: us2000a6ve. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 00:56:35 / 12:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/08/17 / 2017-08-06 14:56:35 / August 6, 2017 @ 2:56 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 153.2035° East, -5.7074° South, depth 10 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 138 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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