A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 221 km SSW of Taron, Papua New Guinea (137 miles) on Tuesday. Global time and date of event 17/02/20 / 2020-02-17 16:02:32 / February 17, 2020 @ 4:02 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:02:32 / 2:02 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 152.4641 East, latitude -6.3862 South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us70007u9v. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007u9v. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-one 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.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 221 km SSW of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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