A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 144 km E of Madang, Papua New Guinea (89 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/09/17 / 2017-09-04 01:48:24 / September 4, 2017 @ 1:48 am. Exact location of event, depth 179.88 km, 147.091° East, -5.4004° South. The temblor was picked up at 11:48:24 / 11:48 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 179.88 km (112 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000armi. Event ids that are associated: us2000armi. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 144 km E of Madang, Papua New Guinea.
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