A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 113 km ESE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (70 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 99.98 km (62 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 154.0113 East, latitude -4.7646 South, depth = 99.98 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us200082dm. Unique identifier: us200082dm. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/12/16 / 2016-12-18 17:20:57 / December 18, 2016 @ 5:20 pm. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:20:57 / 3:20 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days sixty-six 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 113 km ESE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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