A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 162 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (101 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/09/15 / 2015-09-16 15:33:27 / September 16, 2015 @ 3:33 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us10003isg. Event ids that are associated: us10003isg. Exact location of event, longitude 151.5274 East, latitude -6.0389 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 01:33:27 / 1:33 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 162 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.
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