A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 146 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (91 miles) on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/09/18 / 2018-09-28 16:47:26 / September 28, 2018 @ 4:47 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000h3ww. Id of event: us1000h3ww. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:47:26 / 2:47 am (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, depth 59.95 km, 152.0145° East, -5.6511° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 59.95 km (37 miles).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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