A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 106 km SSW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea (66 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 147.0017° East, latitude -2.9463° South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 17:53:56 / 5:53 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20004wvv. Event ids that are associated: us20004wvv. Global time and date of event 30/01/16 / 2016-01-30 07:53:56 / January 30, 2016 @ 7:53 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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