A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 165 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (103 miles). Id of earthquake: us10004e01. Event ids that are associated: us10004e01. Global time and date of event 04/01/16 / 2016-01-04 11:08:41 / January 4, 2016 @ 11:08 am UTC/GMT. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:08:41 / 9:08 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 69.6 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 151.9245° East, latitude -5.8078° South, depth = 69.6 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 165 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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