A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 172 km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (107 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 28/08/20 / 2020-08-28 08:18:26 / August 28, 2020 @ 8:18 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us7000bgkf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bgkf. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:18:26 / 8:18 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 153.971° East, -5.9472° South, depth 10 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 172 km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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