A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 136 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (85 miles) on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51.29 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us20005c9i. Event ids that are associated: us20005c9i. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 151.9234 East, latitude -5.5341 South, depth = 51.29 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/03/16 / 2016-03-22 07:27:07 / March 22, 2016 @ 7:27 am. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:27:07 / 5:27 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 four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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