A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 115 km SSW of Kulumadau, Papua New Guinea (71 miles) on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/10/17 / 2017-10-06 09:02:19 / October 6, 2017 @ 9:02 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000arj6. Id of event: us1000arj6. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:02:19 / 7:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 152.2136 East, latitude -9.9681 South, depth = 10 km.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seven 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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