A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 65 km N of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (40 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 93.71 km (58 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 147.8669 East, latitude -5.9648 South, depth = 93.71 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/08/20 / 2020-08-13 03:09:30 / August 13, 2020 @ 3:09 am. Unique identifier: us6000bdt4. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000bdt4. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:09:30 / 3:09 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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