A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 133 km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (83 miles) on Friday. 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: us20005g1z. Id of event: us20005g1z. The temblor was reported at 13:52:37 / 1:52 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 01/04/16 / 2016-04-01 03:52:37 / April 1, 2016 @ 3:52 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 154.5926 East, latitude -7.1322 South, depth = 44.33 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 44.33 km (28 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 133 km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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