A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 175 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (109 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 151.6277° East, -6.1134° South, depth 42.04 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/04/20 / 2020-04-17 14:03:24 / April 17, 2020 @ 2:03 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us60009as5. Event ids that are associated: us60009as5. The temblor was picked up at 00:03:24 / 12:03 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 42.04 km (26 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 175 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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