A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 92 km WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea (57 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 22/01/17 / 2017-01-22 06:23:10 / January 22, 2017 @ 6:23 am UTC/GMT. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:23:10 / 5:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 154.7862° East, -5.8384° South, depth 154.57 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 154.57 km (96 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008i4l. Id of event: us20008i4l.
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 thirteen, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 92 km WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea.
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