A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 96 km WSW of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea (60 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/01/16 / 2016-01-02 00:47:09 / January 2, 2016 @ 12:47 am. Exact location, longitude 151.4462° East, latitude -4.6798° South, depth = 96.76 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004dgz. Unique identifier: us10004dgz. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:47:09 / 10:47 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 96.76 km (60 miles).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 96 km WSW of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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