A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 60 km ESE of Ambunti, Papua New Guinea (37 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/07/18 / 2018-07-08 02:42:01 / July 8, 2018 @ 2:42 am. The temblor was picked up at 12:42:01 / 12:42 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 143.3271° East, latitude -4.4975° South, depth = 112.06 km. Unique identifier: us2000g420. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000g420. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 112.06 km (70 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 twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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