A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 100 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (62 miles) on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us20004utq. Unique identifier: us20004utq. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/01/16 / 2016-01-26 19:22:01 / January 26, 2016 @ 7:22 pm. Exact location, longitude 153.2565° East, latitude -5.3506° South, depth = 39.76 km. The temblor was reported at 05:22:01 / 5:22 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 39.76 km (25 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 100 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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