A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 123 km N of Lae, Papua New Guinea (76 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:13:36 / 3:13 pm (local time epicenter). 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: us10004esz. Id of event: us10004esz. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 193.2 km (120 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 193.2 km, 147.1183° East, -5.6169° South. Global time and date of event 15/01/16 / 2016-01-15 05:13:36 / January 15, 2016 @ 5:13 am UTC/GMT.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 123 km N of Lae, Papua New Guinea.
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