A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 116 km SE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (72 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/10/17 / 2017-10-07 17:40:46 / October 7, 2017 @ 5:40 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 153.742 East, latitude -5.2448 South, depth = 50.61 km. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:40:46 / 3:40 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50.61 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us1000arl3. Event ids that are associated: us1000arl3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days two hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 116 km SE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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