A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 116 km SW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (72 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/04/17 / 2017-04-27 16:48:19 / April 27, 2017 @ 4:48 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 106.96 km (66 miles). Event id: us10008nu3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008nu3. Exact location of event, longitude 151.5165 East, latitude -5.0924 South, depth = 106.96 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:48:19 / 2:48 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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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