A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 128 km N of Lae, Papua New Guinea (80 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/01/16 / 2016-01-10 14:11:22 / January 10, 2016 @ 2:11 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 204.76 km (127 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 204.76 km, 147.1174° East, -5.5717° South. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004ev2. Unique identifier: us10004ev2. The temblor was reported at 00:11:22 / 12:11 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 128 km N of Lae, Papua New Guinea.
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