A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 47 km SE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (29 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location of event, depth 37.46 km, 153.2785° East, -4.8196° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.46 km (23 miles). The temblor was reported at 07:31:21 / 7:31 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 09/01/18 / 2018-01-09 21:31:21 / January 9, 2018 @ 9:31 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000cn7j. Event ids that are associated: us2000cn7j.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 47 km SE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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