A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 168 km SE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (104 miles) on Monday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:11:37 / 1:11 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007k79. Id of event: us60007k79. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/01/20 / 2020-01-19 15:11:37 / January 19, 2020 @ 3:11 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 154.2327° East, latitude -5.3988° South, depth = 130 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 130 km (81 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 168 km SE of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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