A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 125 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (78 miles). The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:55:09 / 6:55 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 151.6933 East, latitude -5.33 South, depth = 54.43 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005dcc. Unique identifier: us20005dcc. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54.43 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/03/16 / 2016-03-23 20:55:09 / March 23, 2016 @ 8:55 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 125 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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