A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 103 km NE of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (64 miles) on Monday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/10/18 / 2018-10-21 19:03:44 / October 21, 2018 @ 7:03 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 148.5623 East, latitude -5.9691 South, depth = 107.31 km. The temblor was detected at 05:03:44 / 5:03 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 107.31 km (67 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us1000hfbe. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000hfbe. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 three and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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