A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 195 km WSW of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea (121 miles). Global time and date of event 08/09/15 / 2015-09-08 00:06:46 / September 8, 2015 @ 12:06 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us20003lds. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20003lds. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The temblor was picked up at 10:06:46 / 10:06 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 149.3054° East, -3.5145° South.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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