A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 127 km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (79 miles). Exact location, longitude 154.356° East, latitude -6.54° South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008i4m. Id of event: us20008i4m. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:02:38 / 5:02 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 22/01/17 / 2017-01-22 07:02:38 / January 22, 2017 @ 7:02 am UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 127 km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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