A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 182 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (113 miles) on Thursday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/01/16 / 2016-01-13 23:53:26 / January 13, 2016 @ 11:53 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 09:53:26 / 9:53 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10004e9z. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004e9z. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 151.8201° East, -5.9392° South.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 182 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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