A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 227 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (141 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/09/20 / 2020-09-01 16:36:12 / September 1, 2020 @ 4:36 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bhun. Id of event: us7000bhun. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:36:12 / 4:36 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude 153.4417° East, latitude -6.5643° South, depth = 10 km.
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 five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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