A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 144 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (89 miles) on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 15:25:48 / 3:25 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 153.4332° East, latitude -5.712° South, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us20008i50. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008i50. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/01/17 / 2017-01-22 05:25:48 / January 22, 2017 @ 5:25 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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