A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 117 km N of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (73 miles) on Wednesday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:02:56 / 12:02 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 03/05/17 / 2017-05-03 02:02:56 / May 3, 2017 @ 2:02 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 148.0696 East, latitude -5.5552 South, depth = 189.55 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008qw4. Id of event: us10008qw4. The epicenter was at a depth of 189.55 km (118 miles).
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 two and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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