A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 140 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (87 miles) on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 69.65 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/01/16 / 2016-01-22 23:31:58 / January 22, 2016 @ 11:31 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 09:31:58 / 9:31 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 151.7133° East, -5.5015° South, depth 69.65 km. Unique identifier: us20004v2y. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004v2y.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 140 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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