A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 112 km NNW of Kiunga, Papua New Guinea (70 miles) on Friday. 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: us10004caw. Id of event: us10004caw. Exact location of event, depth 39.17 km, 140.9062° East, -5.1838° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/01/16 / 2016-01-08 04:32:46 / January 8, 2016 @ 4:32 am. The temblor was reported at 13:32:46 / 1:32 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 39.17 km (24 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 112 km NNW of Kiunga, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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