A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 81 km E of Taron, Papua New Guinea (50 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/03/20 / 2020-03-16 05:06:28 / March 16, 2020 @ 5:06 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 116.43 km (72 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 153.7596° East, -4.5736° South, depth 116.43 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:06:28 / 3:06 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us60008gbm. Unique identifier: us60008gbm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 81 km E of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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