A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 78 km ESE of Ambunti, Papua New Guinea (48 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 109.63 km (68 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 12:48:38 / 12:48 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 109.63 km, 143.5065° East, -4.4943° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/02/18 / 2018-02-12 02:48:38 / February 12, 2018 @ 2:48 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000d0rb. Unique identifier: us2000d0rb. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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