A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 95 km NNW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (59 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/01/16 / 2016-01-03 00:26:11 / January 3, 2016 @ 12:26 am. Exact location of earthquake, 147.4127° East, -5.8724° South, depth 117.89 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004dyy. Unique identifier: us10004dyy. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:26:11 / 10:26 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 117.89 km (73 miles) below the earth’s surface.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. 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: 95 km NNW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea.
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