A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 142 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (88 miles) on Tuesday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:08:25 / 9:08 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/08/20 / 2020-08-25 21:08:25 / August 25, 2020 @ 9:08 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 152.2349 East, latitude -5.6337 South, depth = 35 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bfb4. Id of event: us7000bfb4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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