A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 175 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (109 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:26:13 / 1:26 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/09/15 / 2015-09-18 03:26:13 / September 18, 2015 @ 3:26 am. Exact location of earthquake, 151.6116° East, -6.1542° South, depth 10 km. Unique identifier: us10003jhg. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003jhg.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 175 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.
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