A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 103 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (64 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of event, depth 67.92 km, 153.4465° East, -5.302° South. Unique identifier: us70009br1. Ids that are associated to the event: us70009br1. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 67.92 km (42 miles). Global time and date of event 02/05/20 / 2020-05-02 01:56:56 / May 2, 2020 @ 1:56 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 11:56:56 / 11:56 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 103 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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