A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 146 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (91 miles) on Sunday. Exact location, longitude 151.3842° East, latitude -6.0173° South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 07:09:22 / 7:09 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000itbw. Id of event: us2000itbw. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/12/18 / 2018-12-08 21:09:22 / December 8, 2018 @ 9:09 pm UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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