A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 114 km SE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (71 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004eib. Unique identifier: us10004eib. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 75.65 km (47 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 153.7729 East, latitude -5.1929 South, depth = 75.65 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 09/01/16 / 2016-01-09 01:28:14 / January 9, 2016 @ 1:28 am UTC/GMT. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:28:14 / 11:28 am (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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