A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 114 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (71 miles) on Thursday. Id of earthquake: us10008wup. Event ids that are associated: us10008wup. The temblor was detected at 14:54:51 / 2:54 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 91.12 km (57 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 153.4076 East, latitude -5.4317 South, depth = 91.12 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/05/17 / 2017-05-25 04:54:51 / May 25, 2017 @ 4:54 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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