A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 211 km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (131 miles) on Friday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/08/20 / 2020-08-28 12:16:31 / August 28, 2020 @ 12:16 pm. Exact location of event, depth 88.1 km, 153.622° East, -5.895° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 12:16:31 / 12:16 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 88.1 km (55 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us7000bebw. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000bebw.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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