A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 81 km ESE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (50 miles) on Wednesday. Global time and date of event 31/10/17 / 2017-10-31 15:27:44 / October 31, 2017 @ 3:27 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 70.35 km (44 miles). Event id: us2000bkyt. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bkyt. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 153.7216 East, latitude -4.7132 South, depth = 70.35 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:27:44 / 1:27 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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