A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 171 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (106 miles) on Tuesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004br7. Id of event: us10004br7. The temblor was picked up at 18:20:46 / 6:20 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 29/12/15 / 2015-12-29 08:20:46 / December 29, 2015 @ 8:20 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 151.8991° East, latitude -5.8568° South, depth = 38.27 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.27 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 171 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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