A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 194 km NNE of Madang, Papua New Guinea (121 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/08/17 / 2017-08-07 12:17:36 / August 7, 2017 @ 12:17 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a7az. Id of event: us2000a7az. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 146.5557° East, -3.6387° South. The temblor was reported at 22:17:36 / 10:17 pm (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days twenty 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.
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