A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 111 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (69 miles) on Thursday. Event id: us2000avr2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000avr2. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/09/17 / 2017-09-28 03:56:28 / September 28, 2017 @ 3:56 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 64.55 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 13:56:28 / 1:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 151.8102° East, latitude -5.2471° South, depth = 64.55 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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