A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 218 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (135 miles) on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000dbne. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000dbne. The temblor was detected at 22:20:04 / 10:20 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 151.8826 East, latitude -6.4781 South, depth = 24.16 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/03/18 / 2018-03-03 12:20:04 / March 3, 2018 @ 12:20 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 24.16 km (15 miles).
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 thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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