A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 98 km ESE of Madang, Papua New Guinea (61 miles) on Monday. Exact location of event, depth 67.93 km, 146.5578° East, -5.6853° South. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:55:26 / 9:55 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 67.93 km (42 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/03/20 / 2020-03-23 11:55:26 / March 23, 2020 @ 11:55 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008ehm. Id of event: us70008ehm.
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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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