A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 180 km E of Madang, Papua New Guinea (112 miles). The temblor was picked up at 15:40:21 / 3:40 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/02/21 / 2021-02-28 15:40:21 / February 28, 2021 @ 3:40 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000dfjd. Id of event: us7000dfjd. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 130.27 km (81 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 147.3972° East, -4.9559° South, depth 130.27 km.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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