A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 137 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (85 miles) on Sunday. Exact location of event, depth 55.44 km, 151.893° East, -5.5382° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20008hg8. Unique identifier: us20008hg8. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 55.44 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:44:43 / 7:44 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 21/01/17 / 2017-01-21 21:44:43 / January 21, 2017 @ 9:44 pm UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-eight 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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