A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 147 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (91 miles) on Sunday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/01/16 / 2016-01-10 13:57:59 / January 10, 2016 @ 1:57 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004db3. Id of event: us10004db3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 52.7 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:57:59 / 11:57 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 152.0367 East, latitude -5.6626 South, depth = 52.7 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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