A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 71 km N of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (44 miles) on Saturday. Exact location, longitude 147.8035° East, latitude -5.9605° South, depth = 72.5 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:37:56 / 1:37 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008p8a. Id of event: us10008p8a. The epicenter was at a depth of 72.5 km (45 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/04/17 / 2017-04-28 15:37:56 / April 28, 2017 @ 3:37 pm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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. 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: 71 km N of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea.
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