A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 96 km SSE of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (60 miles) on Wednesday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:42:20 / 12:42 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 127.43 km (79 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/03/17 / 2017-03-08 02:42:20 / March 8, 2017 @ 2:42 am. Exact location, longitude 155.744° East, latitude -7.1502° South, depth = 127.43 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20008sg6. Event ids that are associated: us20008sg6.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 nine, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 96 km SSE of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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