A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea. Exact time and date of earthquake 25/12/15 / 2015-12-25 08:37:55 / December 25, 2015 @ 8:37 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 153.0076° East, -4.5101° South, depth 72.77 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10004b9m. Event ids that are associated: us10004b9m. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 72.77 km (45 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 18:37:55 / 6:37 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kokopo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 5 km SSW of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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