A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 151 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (94 miles) on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us600084la. Unique identifier: us600084la. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 153.4371 East, latitude -5.7802 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/02/20 / 2020-02-26 13:28:16 / February 26, 2020 @ 1:28 pm. The temblor was detected at 23:28:16 / 11:28 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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: 151 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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