A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 240 km NNE of Alotau, Papua New Guinea (149 miles) on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 151.1574 East, latitude -8.254 South, depth = 13.88 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/09/20 / 2020-09-13 06:31:15 / September 13, 2020 @ 6:31 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 13.88 km (9 miles). Unique identifier: us7000bmmg. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000bmmg. The temblor was detected at 06:31:15 / 6:31 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days three 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.
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