A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:19:07 / 8:19 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10007v87. Event ids that are associated: us10007v87. Exact location, longitude 153.0108° East, latitude -4.3453° South, depth = 35.44 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35.44 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/01/17 / 2017-01-07 22:19:07 / January 7, 2017 @ 10:19 pm.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (52 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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