A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 80 km E of Taron, Papua New Guinea (50 miles). The temblor was detected at 04:44:56 / 4:44 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 153.7612° East, latitude -4.4965° South, depth = 79.35 km. Event id: us20004z21. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004z21. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/02/16 / 2016-02-05 18:44:56 / February 5, 2016 @ 6:44 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 79.35 km (49 miles).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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