A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 76 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea (47 miles). Global time and date of event 18/10/15 / 2015-10-18 18:32:35 / October 18, 2015 @ 6:32 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003pj3. Unique identifier: us10003pj3. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44.88 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 04:32:35 / 4:32 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 44.88 km, 153.0629° East, -5.1593° South.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 76 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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