A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 144 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (89 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/08/17 / 2017-08-15 20:39:21 / August 15, 2017 @ 8:39 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.6 km (13 miles). The temblor was reported at 06:39:21 / 6:39 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000a9fr. Unique identifier: us2000a9fr. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 151.6746° East, latitude -5.5148° South, depth = 20.6 km.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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