A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 130 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (81 miles) on Friday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:36:01 / 2:36 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10008n4u. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008n4u. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/04/17 / 2017-04-20 16:36:01 / April 20, 2017 @ 4:36 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53.82 km (33 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 151.8012 East, latitude -5.4356 South, depth = 53.82 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 130 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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