A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 15 km ESE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (9 miles) on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 15:33:59 / 3:33 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 153.1619° East, -4.5294° South. Global time and date of event 18/05/19 / 2019-05-18 05:33:59 / May 18, 2019 @ 5:33 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us60003rr7. Unique identifier: us60003rr7.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days thirty-three, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 15 km ESE of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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