A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 143 km N of Madang, Papua New Guinea (89 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 25/03/17 / 2017-03-25 10:10:45 / March 25, 2017 @ 10:10 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008ujq. Id of event: us20008ujq. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.47 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 20:10:45 / 8:10 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 145.6417 East, latitude -3.9358 South, depth = 24.47 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 143 km N of Madang, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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