A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 161 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea (100 miles) on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly 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). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600085y4. Id of event: us600085y4. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/02/20 / 2020-02-23 08:58:57 / February 23, 2020 @ 8:58 am. The temblor was picked up at 18:58:57 / 6:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 152.8755 East, latitude -5.9163 South, depth = 10 km.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 161 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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