A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 148 km E of Madang, Papua New Guinea (92 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 147.1319° East, latitude -5.2771° South, depth = 209.57 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/05/16 / 2016-05-01 03:25:32 / May 1, 2016 @ 3:25 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 209.57 km (130 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 13:25:32 / 1:25 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us10005gbt. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005gbt.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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