A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 198 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (123 miles) on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us20008fvr. Unique identifier: us20008fvr. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/01/17 / 2017-01-17 14:42:18 / January 17, 2017 @ 2:42 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 00:42:18 / 12:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 153.5284 East, latitude -6.1928 South, depth = 10 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 six, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days sixty-nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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