A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 94 km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (58 miles) on Saturday. Global time and date of event 16/02/18 / 2018-02-16 22:50:33 / February 16, 2018 @ 10:50 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000d898. Event ids that are associated: us2000d898. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 51.76 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 154.6769 East, latitude -6.5907 South, depth = 51.76 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:50:33 / 8:50 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days sixty-two 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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