A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 66 km ESE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (41 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007vrh. Id of event: us10007vrh. The epicenter was at a depth of 116.98 km (73 miles). The temblor was picked up at 10:02:31 / 10:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 153.6106 East, latitude -4.6126 South, depth = 116.98 km. 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: 12/01/17 / 2017-01-12 00:02:31 / January 12, 2017 @ 12:02 am.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days sixty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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