A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 23 km ESE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (14 miles). Unique identifier: us1000d59v. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000d59v. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/03/18 / 2018-03-08 17:52:53 / March 8, 2018 @ 5:52 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 153.2359 East, latitude -4.5145 South, depth = 10 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:52:53 / 3:52 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 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 twelve, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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: 23 km ESE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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