A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 84 km WNW of Ambunti, Papua New Guinea (52 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 01:42:18 / 1:42 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10005e1t. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005e1t. The epicenter was at a depth of 106.69 km (66 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.1028 East, latitude -4.0849 South, depth = 106.69 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/04/16 / 2016-04-26 15:42:18 / April 26, 2016 @ 3:42 pm UTC/GMT.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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