A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 116 km ENE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (72 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 430.43 km (267 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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: us60009be0. Id of event: us60009be0. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/04/20 / 2020-04-18 12:30:15 / April 18, 2020 @ 12:30 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 153.9358° East, -3.9364° South, depth 430.43 km. The temblor was detected at 22:30:15 / 10:30 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 116 km ENE of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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