A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 195 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (121 miles) on Saturday. Exact location, longitude 151.752° East, latitude -6.284° South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:25:15 / 7:25 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a9qh. Id of event: us2000a9qh. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/08/17 / 2017-08-19 09:25:15 / August 19, 2017 @ 9:25 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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