A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 43 km WSW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea (27 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location of event, depth 78.54 km, 149.172° East, -6.3362° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/02/18 / 2018-02-21 01:54:21 / February 21, 2018 @ 1:54 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 78.54 km (49 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:54:21 / 11:54 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000daxs. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000daxs.
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 twenty-five 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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