A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 152 km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (94 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:07:14 / 5:07 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40.92 km (25 miles). Global time and date of event 20/04/17 / 2017-04-20 19:07:14 / April 20, 2017 @ 7:07 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 154.8807° East, latitude -7.5532° South, depth = 40.92 km. Unique identifier: us10008n53. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008n53.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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