A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 120 km SSW of Taron, Papua New Guinea (75 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13.32 km (8 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008i6q. Id of event: us20008i6q. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:44:24 / 10:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/01/17 / 2017-01-23 00:44:24 / January 23, 2017 @ 12:44 am. Exact location of earthquake, 152.6806° East, -5.4941° South, depth 13.32 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 120 km SSW of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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