A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 125 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (78 miles). Exact location of event, depth 58.24 km, 153.5927° East, -5.4544° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 58.24 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us20008ih5. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008ih5. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/01/17 / 2017-01-24 18:23:50 / January 24, 2017 @ 6:23 pm. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:23:50 / 4:23 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 125 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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