A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 30 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea (19 miles) on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 15:07:52 / 3:07 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 153.0219° East, latitude -4.7471° South, depth = 65.43 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/07/17 / 2017-07-27 05:07:52 / July 27, 2017 @ 5:07 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a39y. Id of event: us2000a39y. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 65.43 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 30 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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