A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 28 km SW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea (17 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 149.3644° East, -6.3942° South, depth 44.42 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 00:22:00 / 12:22 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 24/10/15 / 2015-10-24 14:22:00 / October 24, 2015 @ 2:22 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us10003r6i. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003r6i. The epicenter was at a depth of 44.42 km (28 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 28 km SW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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