A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 17 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (11 miles). The temblor was detected at 13:12:22 / 1:12 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 02/04/20 / 2020-04-02 03:12:22 / April 2, 2020 @ 3:12 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 60.12 km (37 miles). Exact location, longitude 153.0953° East, latitude -4.6096° South, depth = 60.12 km. Event id: us70008l6v. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008l6v. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Every 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 17 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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