A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 161 km WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea (100 miles) on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 154.2078 East, latitude -5.6017 South, depth = 94.45 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 94.45 km (59 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/10/17 / 2017-10-12 05:03:54 / October 12, 2017 @ 5:03 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000auhr. Unique identifier: us1000auhr. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:03:54 / 3:03 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 two hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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