A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 145 km NNW of Kiunga, Papua New Guinea (90 miles) on Thursday. The temblor was reported at 17:15:52 / 5:15 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700097e1. Id of event: us700097e1. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 140.928° East, latitude -4.8571° South, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/04/20 / 2020-04-30 08:15:52 / April 30, 2020 @ 8:15 am.
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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 145 km NNW of Kiunga, Papua New Guinea.
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