A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 184 km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (114 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 153.9185 East, latitude -6.8896 South, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000c6nb. Unique identifier: us7000c6nb. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:41:16 / 6:41 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/10/20 / 2020-10-28 06:41:16 / October 28, 2020 @ 6:41 am.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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