A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 139 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (86 miles) on Thursday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 151.356 East, latitude -5.9021 South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us10003isc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003isc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 16/09/15 / 2015-09-16 15:05:25 / September 16, 2015 @ 3:05 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 01:05:25 / 1:05 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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