A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 130 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (81 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location of event, depth 44.41 km, 153.671° East, -5.456° South. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:40:10 / 4:40 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us70008mt0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008mt0. Exact time and date of earthquake 31/03/20 / 2020-03-31 18:40:10 / March 31, 2020 @ 6:40 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44.41 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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