A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 163 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (101 miles) on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 16:31:46 / 4:31 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 151.7666° East, latitude -5.7484° South, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us2000dvj9. Event ids that are associated: us2000dvj9. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/03/18 / 2018-03-30 06:31:46 / March 30, 2018 @ 6:31 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-three, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days ninety-five 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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