A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 46 km SE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (29 miles) on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 52.11 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us1000aui3. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000aui3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:49:00 / 1:49 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 153.2676 East, latitude -4.8148 South, depth = 52.11 km. Global time and date of event 12/10/17 / 2017-10-12 15:49:00 / October 12, 2017 @ 3:49 pm UTC/GMT.
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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 46 km SE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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