A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 153 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (95 miles) on Thursday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/09/15 / 2015-09-17 06:12:54 / September 17, 2015 @ 6:12 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.73 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 151.5051° East, latitude -5.8212° South, depth = 16.73 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10003j4q. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003j4q. The temblor was picked up at 16:12:54 / 4:12 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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