A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 141 km NE of Angoram, Papua New Guinea (88 miles). The temblor was detected at 14:53:24 / 2:53 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9.98 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 9.98 km, 145.1035° East, -3.326° South. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/04/16 / 2016-04-02 04:53:24 / April 2, 2016 @ 4:53 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us20005gdg. Event ids that are associated: us20005gdg.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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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: 141 km NE of Angoram, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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