A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 53 km N of Taron, Papua New Guinea (33 miles). Event id: us20008hf4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008hf4. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:13:55 / 11:13 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/01/17 / 2017-01-20 13:13:55 / January 20, 2017 @ 1:13 pm. Exact location of event, depth 60.58 km, 152.9988° East, -3.9854° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 60.58 km (38 miles).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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