A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 94 km E of Taron, Papua New Guinea (58 miles). Event id: us60008h4t. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008h4t. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:56:32 / 10:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 153.8785° East, latitude -4.5848° South, depth = 224.36 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 224.36 km (139 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/03/20 / 2020-03-17 12:56:32 / March 17, 2020 @ 12:56 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-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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