A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 79 km SSW of Taron, Papua New Guinea (49 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/05/19 / 2019-05-16 12:09:47 / May 16, 2019 @ 12:09 pm. The temblor was reported at 22:09:47 / 10:09 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us70003m0r. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003m0r. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 152.864 East, latitude -5.17 South, depth = 35 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventy-one 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 79 km SSW of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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