A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 102 km NE of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea (63 miles) on Sunday. The temblor was picked up at 20:20:36 / 8:20 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 109.32 km (68 miles). Global time and date of event 18/10/20 / 2020-10-18 20:20:36 / October 18, 2020 @ 8:20 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 109.32 km, 146.5885° East, -5.7144° South. Unique identifier: us6000cbh5. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000cbh5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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