A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 101 km ESE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (63 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004gff. Id of event: us10004gff. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:26:50 / 12:26 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 92.45 km (57 miles). Exact location of event, depth 92.45 km, 153.881° East, -4.8071° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/01/16 / 2016-01-19 14:26:50 / January 19, 2016 @ 2:26 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 twenty and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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