A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 69 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea (43 miles) on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/01/17 / 2017-01-23 13:40:39 / January 23, 2017 @ 1:40 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 153.0058 East, latitude -5.0954 South, depth = 20.04 km. Unique identifier: us20008i7c. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008i7c. The epicenter was at a depth of 20.04 km (12 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:40:39 / 11:40 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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