A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 59 km N of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (37 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 58.92 km, 147.7609° East, -6.0287° South. Id of earthquake: us7000c6r9. Event ids that are associated: us7000c6r9. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:54:54 / 12:54 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/10/20 / 2020-10-28 12:54:54 / October 28, 2020 @ 12:54 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 58.92 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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