A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 152 km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (94 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/02/21 / 2021-02-17 03:09:40 / February 17, 2021 @ 3:09 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000dkea. Unique identifier: us6000dkea. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:09:40 / 3:09 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 154.7006° East, latitude -7.4533° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 152 km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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