A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 141 km NNW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (88 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/05/20 / 2020-05-18 14:27:45 / May 18, 2020 @ 2:27 pm. Event id: us70009nib. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009nib. Exact location of event, depth 165.07 km, 147.3129° East, -5.4476° South. The temblor was reported at 00:27:45 / 12:27 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 165.07 km (103 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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