A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 123 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (76 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/07/20 / 2020-07-12 00:04:40 / July 12, 2020 @ 12:04 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000aqdy. Unique identifier: us7000aqdy. Exact location of event, longitude 151.2152 East, latitude -5.8398 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:04:40 / 12:04 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 123 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.
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