A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 105 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (65 miles) on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/01/17 / 2017-01-23 04:33:08 / January 23, 2017 @ 4:33 am. Event id: us20008i6u. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008i6u. Exact location of event, longitude 150.9507 East, latitude -6.0521 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 14:33:08 / 2:33 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-seven 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 105 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.
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