A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 119 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (74 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:28:15 / 10:28 pm (local time epicenter). 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: 27/08/20 / 2020-08-27 22:28:15 / August 27, 2020 @ 10:28 pm. Unique identifier: us7000bggi. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000bggi. Exact location of event, longitude 151.9071 East, latitude -5.3632 South, depth = 59.37 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 59.37 km (37 miles).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days ninety-one 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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