A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 110 km E of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea (68 miles) on Wednesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/12/20 / 2020-12-09 04:49:37 / December 9, 2020 @ 4:49 am. Unique identifier: us7000cqzp. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000cqzp. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 04:49:37 / 4:49 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 151.7717° East, -2.4012° South, depth 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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