A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 143 km ESE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (89 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location of event, depth 428.35 km, 154.2821° East, -4.7979° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:46:52 / 9:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 07/04/20 / 2020-04-07 23:46:52 / April 7, 2020 @ 11:46 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us70008wmy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008wmy. The epicenter was at a depth of 428.35 km (266 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 143 km ESE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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