A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 72 km E of Taron, Papua New Guinea (45 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 24/01/16 / 2016-01-24 15:54:56 / January 24, 2016 @ 3:54 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us20004vgl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004vgl. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 153.6865 East, latitude -4.5219 South, depth = 92.54 km. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:54:56 / 1:54 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 92.54 km (58 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 72 km E of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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