A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 179 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea (111 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:20:45 / 9:20 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/01/16 / 2016-01-21 23:20:45 / January 21, 2016 @ 11:20 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 153.0729 East, latitude -6.0879 South, depth = 92.73 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 92.73 km (58 miles). Unique identifier: us20004usm. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004usm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-eight 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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