A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 137 km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (85 miles) on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 62.71 km (39 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 22:13:53 / 10:13 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 151.3789 East, latitude -5.4533 South, depth = 62.71 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/01/17 / 2017-01-22 12:13:53 / January 22, 2017 @ 12:13 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008i53. Id of event: us20008i53.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 137 km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.
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