A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 123 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (76 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 02/02/17 / 2017-02-02 21:37:50 / February 2, 2017 @ 9:37 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 152.4613° East, -5.4479° South, depth 35 km. The temblor was picked up at 07:37:50 / 7:37 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20008k7j. Event ids that are associated: us20008k7j. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 123 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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