A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 145 km NW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (90 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 01:08:19 / 1:08 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 154.4737 East, latitude -5.4712 South, depth = 126.34 km. Event id: us6000b2t7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b2t7. The epicenter was at a depth of 126.34 km (79 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/07/20 / 2020-07-17 01:08:19 / July 17, 2020 @ 1:08 am.
Each 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 three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 145 km NW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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