A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 101 km SE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (63 miles) on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 87.5 km (54 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 87.5 km, 153.6213° East, -5.1742° South. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:48:02 / 10:48 am (local time epicenter). 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: us70008guh. Id of event: us70008guh. Global time and date of event 20/03/20 / 2020-03-20 00:48:02 / March 20, 2020 @ 12:48 am UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 101 km SE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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