A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes D’Entrecasteaux Islands region (0 miles) on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude 152.9219 East, latitude -8.794 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 16:17:15 / 4:17 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us6000b7hq. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000b7hq. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/07/20 / 2020-07-31 16:17:15 / July 31, 2020 @ 4:17 pm.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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