A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 145 km W of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea (90 miles) on Tuesday. Global time and date of event 30/09/19 / 2019-09-30 16:54:36 / September 30, 2019 @ 4:54 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us70005sld. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005sld. The temblor was picked up at 02:54:36 / 2:54 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 150.8602° East, -4.1946° South. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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