A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 85 km SE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (53 miles). The temblor was reported at 09:09:13 / 9:09 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/01/16 / 2016-01-09 23:09:13 / January 9, 2016 @ 11:09 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004ej1. Id of event: us10004ej1. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 65.21 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 153.6675° East, -4.9041° South, depth 65.21 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 85 km SE of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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