A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 50 km ESE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (31 miles) on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 54.33 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 17:34:47 / 5:34 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 153.4574 East, latitude -4.6367 South, depth = 54.33 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us70003kw8. Unique identifier: us70003kw8. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/05/19 / 2019-05-04 07:34:47 / May 4, 2019 @ 7:34 am.
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days fourty 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 50 km ESE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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