A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 72 km ENE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (45 miles) on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 153.5941 East, latitude -4.1299 South, depth = 181.15 km. Global time and date of event 12/04/18 / 2018-04-12 06:58:00 / April 12, 2018 @ 6:58 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 181.15 km (113 miles). The temblor was detected at 16:58:00 / 4:58 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dytn. Id of event: us2000dytn.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fourty-one 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 72 km ENE of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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