A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 57 km SE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (35 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/07/18 / 2018-07-22 11:16:14 / July 22, 2018 @ 11:16 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:16:14 / 9:16 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 65.5 km (41 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000gb59. Event ids that are associated: us2000gb59. Exact location, longitude 153.3499° East, latitude -4.8769° South, depth = 65.5 km.
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 fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 57 km SE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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