A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 135 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (84 miles) on Thursday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/09/15 / 2015-09-30 15:57:59 / September 30, 2015 @ 3:57 pm. Id of earthquake: us10003n1b. Event ids that are associated: us10003n1b. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:57:59 / 1:57 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 154.2606° East, -6.3936° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 135 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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