A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 107 km NW of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea (66 miles). The temblor was detected at 11:13:09 / 11:13 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/08/16 / 2016-08-31 01:13:09 / August 31, 2016 @ 1:13 am. Event id: us10006rm1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006rm1. Exact location, longitude 151.3785° East, latitude -3.6462° South, depth = 401.29 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 401.29 km (249 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 107 km NW of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea.
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