A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 251 km SE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (156 miles) on Monday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/01/17 / 2017-01-23 11:27:16 / January 23, 2017 @ 11:27 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 26.34 km (16 miles). Exact location, longitude 152.0291° East, latitude -6.8161° South, depth = 26.34 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 21:27:16 / 9:27 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us20008i77. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008i77.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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