A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 97 km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (60 miles) on Sunday. Exact location of event, depth 167.82 km, 154.6635° East, -5.9856° South. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/01/17 / 2017-01-22 06:30:41 / January 22, 2017 @ 6:30 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 167.82 km (104 miles). Event id: us20008i52. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008i52. The temblor was reported at 17:30:41 / 5:30 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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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