A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 131 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (81 miles). Exact location, longitude 153.6929° East, latitude -5.4586° South, depth = 65.93 km. The temblor was reported at 10:55:27 / 10:55 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 65.93 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/01/16 / 2016-01-02 00:55:27 / January 2, 2016 @ 12:55 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us10004dh1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004dh1.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 131 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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