A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 205 km SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (127 miles). Global time and date of event 12/08/20 / 2020-08-12 15:46:24 / August 12, 2020 @ 3:46 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 63.77 km (40 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 15:46:24 / 3:46 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 153.7902° East, -5.4013° South, depth 63.77 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000bgk8. Unique identifier: us6000bgk8.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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