A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 77 km WSW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea (48 miles) on Monday. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:24:36 / 11:24 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 44.8 km (28 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003mwx. Id of event: us10003mwx. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/10/15 / 2015-10-12 01:24:36 / October 12, 2015 @ 1:24 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 148.8664 East, latitude -6.3872 South, depth = 44.8 km. 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 earthquakes in the world each year. 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 twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 77 km WSW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea.
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