A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 127 km WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea (79 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 154.5046 East, latitude -5.7106 South, depth = 97.11 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:34:01 / 2:34 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10008eb3. Event ids that are associated: us10008eb3. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/03/17 / 2017-03-28 16:34:01 / March 28, 2017 @ 4:34 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 97.11 km (60 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 three, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 127 km WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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