A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 131 km N of Lae, Papua New Guinea (81 miles) on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/09/18 / 2018-09-04 04:46:57 / September 4, 2018 @ 4:46 am. Unique identifier: us2000h81b. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000h81b. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 147.1335 East, latitude -5.5405 South, depth = 202.35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 14:46:57 / 2:46 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 202.35 km (126 miles).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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