A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 47 km N of Namatanai, Papua New Guinea (29 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 399.96 km (249 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 08/08/17 / 2017-08-08 22:26:14 / August 8, 2017 @ 10:26 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000a64p. Event ids that are associated: us2000a64p. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:26:14 / 8:26 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 399.96 km, 152.3786° East, -3.2404° South.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eighteen 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 47 km N of Namatanai, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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