A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 126 km NNE of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (78 miles). The temblor was reported at 10:34:39 / 10:34 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/03/18 / 2018-03-20 00:34:39 / March 20, 2018 @ 12:34 am. Event id: us1000d9mt. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d9mt. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 217.41 km (135 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 148.4476 East, latitude -5.6114 South, depth = 217.41 km.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 126 km NNE of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea.
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