A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 117 km SE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (73 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 153.8192 East, latitude -5.1774 South, depth = 50.87 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/02/17 / 2017-02-09 21:07:48 / February 9, 2017 @ 9:07 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 50.87 km (32 miles). The temblor was picked up at 07:07:48 / 7:07 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008l5b. Id of event: us20008l5b.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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