A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 115 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (71 miles) on Friday. The temblor was picked up at 22:06:46 / 10:06 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 12/10/18 / 2018-10-12 12:06:46 / October 12, 2018 @ 12:06 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us1000hb1i. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000hb1i. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 151.1322 East, latitude -5.8915 South, depth = 10 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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