A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes New Britain region, Papua New Guinea (0 miles) on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 19:28:05 / 7:28 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 151.1672 East, latitude -6.0759 South, depth = 35 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/08/18 / 2018-08-15 19:28:05 / August 15, 2018 @ 7:28 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000gel4. Id of event: us1000gel4.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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