A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 135 km NNW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (84 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 176.15 km (109 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 147.3039 East, latitude -5.5149 South, depth = 176.15 km. The temblor was picked up at 08:04:55 / 8:04 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 29/12/18 / 2018-12-29 22:04:55 / December 29, 2018 @ 10:04 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000iz1k. Unique identifier: us2000iz1k.
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 five and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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