A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 56 km E of Taron, Papua New Guinea (35 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/02/16 / 2016-02-06 22:23:42 / February 6, 2016 @ 10:23 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 120.58 km (75 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us20004yfi. Unique identifier: us20004yfi. Exact location of earthquake, 153.5447° East, -4.4798° South, depth 120.58 km. The temblor was reported at 08:23:42 / 8:23 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 56 km E of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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