A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 143 km N of Lae, Papua New Guinea (89 miles). Event id: us10008nu0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008nu0. Exact location of earthquake, 147.0977° East, -5.4251° South, depth 185.03 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:23:09 / 1:23 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 185.03 km (115 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 27/04/17 / 2017-04-27 15:23:09 / April 27, 2017 @ 3:23 pm UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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