A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 144 km NW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea (89 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/08/17 / 2017-08-10 17:15:57 / August 10, 2017 @ 5:15 pm. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:15:57 / 4:15 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 114.32 km (71 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 154.485 East, latitude -5.4413 South, depth = 114.32 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000a8er. Unique identifier: us2000a8er.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 144 km NW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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