A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 116 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (72 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 151.999 East, latitude -5.3681 South, depth = 32.4 km. 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: us10004bjk. Id of event: us10004bjk. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/12/15 / 2015-12-28 15:56:37 / December 28, 2015 @ 3:56 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 32.4 km (20 miles). The temblor was detected at 01:56:37 / 1:56 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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