A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 92 km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (57 miles). The temblor was picked up at 08:03:02 / 8:03 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/07/17 / 2017-07-08 22:03:02 / July 8, 2017 @ 10:03 pm. 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: us20009w9a. Unique identifier: us20009w9a. Exact location, longitude 154.8331° East, latitude -6.843° South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 92 km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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