A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 68 km ESE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (42 miles) on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 133.18 km (83 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 10:10:31 / 10:10 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 153.6377° East, -4.6046° South, depth 133.18 km. Global time and date of event 09/01/16 / 2016-01-09 00:10:31 / January 9, 2016 @ 12:10 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us10004ei8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004ei8.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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