A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 154 km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (96 miles) on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/01/16 / 2016-01-19 08:33:59 / January 19, 2016 @ 8:33 am. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:33:59 / 6:33 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 46.2 km, 154.6848° East, -7.4582° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 46.2 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10004gf1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004gf1.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days ninety-five 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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