A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 42 km N of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (26 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us100078a9. Event ids that are associated: us100078a9. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:47:56 / 11:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 61.64 km, 147.7978° East, -6.226° South. The epicenter was at a depth of 61.64 km (38 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/11/16 / 2016-11-08 13:47:56 / November 8, 2016 @ 1:47 pm UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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