A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 131 km ESE of Madang, Papua New Guinea (81 miles) on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/03/19 / 2019-03-19 15:47:08 / March 19, 2019 @ 3:47 pm. Exact location, longitude 146.9549° East, latitude -5.4812° South, depth = 204.75 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 204.75 km (127 miles). Event id: us2000k60e. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000k60e. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:47:08 / 1:47 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-five 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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