A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 123 km SW of Aitape, Papua New Guinea (76 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:44:54 / 10:44 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 61.96 km (39 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/09/17 / 2017-09-20 00:44:54 / September 20, 2017 @ 12:44 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 141.5342° East, latitude -3.9011° South, depth = 61.96 km. Event id: us2000are4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000are4.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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