A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 136 km NE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (85 miles) on Thursday. Id of earthquake: us2000j1rm. Event ids that are associated: us2000j1rm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 453.58 km (282 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 153.9833 East, latitude -3.6817 South, depth = 453.58 km. Global time and date of event 20/12/18 / 2018-12-20 08:31:43 / December 20, 2018 @ 8:31 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 18:31:43 / 6:31 pm (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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