A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 130 km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (81 miles) on Sunday. Exact location, longitude 154.466° East, latitude -6.9117° South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008i5a. Unique identifier: us20008i5a. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/01/17 / 2017-01-22 10:00:25 / January 22, 2017 @ 10:00 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 20:00:25 / 8:00 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 130 km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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