A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 138 km NNW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (86 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 190.55 km (118 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/08/18 / 2018-08-26 09:26:33 / August 26, 2018 @ 9:26 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 19:26:33 / 7:26 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000ghju. Event ids that are associated: us1000ghju. Exact location of event, depth 190.55 km, 147.2921° East, -5.4944° South.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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