A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 120 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea (75 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us20008i6t. Unique identifier: us20008i6t. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/01/17 / 2017-01-23 03:06:14 / January 23, 2017 @ 3:06 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:06:14 / 1:06 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 153.1785 East, latitude -5.5503 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 120 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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