A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 95 km NNW of Lae, Papua New Guinea (59 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004z3w. Id of event: us20004z3w. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 70.71 km (44 miles). The temblor was picked up at 07:35:03 / 7:35 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/02/16 / 2016-02-09 21:35:03 / February 9, 2016 @ 9:35 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 146.769 East, latitude -5.8835 South, depth = 70.71 km.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
Did you feel the quake?
What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 95 km NNW of Lae, Papua New Guinea.
Copyright © 2016 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.