A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 180 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (112 miles) on Friday. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/08/18 / 2018-08-17 00:50:57 / August 17, 2018 @ 12:50 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 10:50:57 / 10:50 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 153.862 East, latitude -6.4851 South, depth = 16.57 km. Event id: us1000gb2l. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000gb2l. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 16.57 km (10 miles). 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-seven 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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