A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 59 km NNW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (37 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 147.6482 East, latitude -6.1086 South, depth = 66.05 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 66.05 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us70008hft. Unique identifier: us70008hft. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/03/20 / 2020-03-24 13:21:10 / March 24, 2020 @ 1:21 pm. The temblor was reported at 23:21:10 / 11:21 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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