A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 185 km WSW of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea (115 miles) on Friday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:43:26 / 1:43 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/06/17 / 2017-06-08 15:43:26 / June 8, 2017 @ 3:43 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 149.2849 East, latitude -3.278 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20009mp3. Unique identifier: us20009mp3.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 185 km WSW of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea.
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