A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 119 km N of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (74 miles) on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 04:36:40 / 4:36 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000arld. Unique identifier: us2000arld. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/09/17 / 2017-09-01 18:36:40 / September 1, 2017 @ 6:36 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 147.9556 East, latitude -5.5248 South, depth = 159.79 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 159.79 km (99 miles) below the earth’s surface.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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