A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 38 km NE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (24 miles) on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 153.3178 East, latitude -4.2657 South, depth = 48.37 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/03/18 / 2018-03-08 21:56:15 / March 8, 2018 @ 9:56 pm. 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: us1000d1sq. Unique identifier: us1000d1sq. The temblor was picked up at 07:56:15 / 7:56 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 48.37 km (30 miles).
Each 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 four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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