A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 28 km W of Ambunti, Papua New Guinea (17 miles) on Friday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:46:40 / 6:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/06/17 / 2017-06-15 20:46:40 / June 15, 2017 @ 8:46 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 113.17 km (70 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 142.5843 East, latitude -4.2429 South, depth = 113.17 km. Unique identifier: us20009mur. Ids that are associated to the event: us20009mur.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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