A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 192 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (119 miles) on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 06/09/16 / 2016-09-06 23:56:55 / September 6, 2016 @ 11:56 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006nzr. Id of event: us10006nzr. The temblor was reported at 09:56:55 / 9:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 151.7522 East, latitude -6.2184 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each 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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