A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Alotau in Papua New Guinea. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jdq8. Id of event: us1000jdq8. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/03/19 / 2019-03-02 23:06:44 / March 2, 2019 @ 11:06 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 150.1622 East, latitude -9.8853 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 09:06:44 / 9:06 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). The epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Alotau (c. 10 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Alotau (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 56 km NNW of Alotau, Papua New Guinea.
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