A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 170 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (106 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/04/20 / 2020-04-21 10:10:06 / April 21, 2020 @ 10:10 am. Unique identifier: us60009dbk. Ids that are associated to the event: us60009dbk. The temblor was picked up at 20:10:06 / 8:10 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 151.6031 East, latitude -6.0248 South, depth = 10 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days sixty-four 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.
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