A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 41 km WSW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea (25 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 149.1826 East, latitude -6.2962 South, depth = 54.4 km. Global time and date of event 30/12/15 / 2015-12-30 00:31:43 / December 30, 2015 @ 12:31 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us10004btg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004btg. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54.4 km (34 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 10:31:43 / 10:31 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, 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 was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 41 km WSW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea.
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