A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 110 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (68 miles) on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/03/17 / 2017-03-18 10:47:16 / March 18, 2017 @ 10:47 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 58.08 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 20:47:16 / 8:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 151.8686 East, latitude -5.2702 South, depth = 58.08 km. Event id: us20008szj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008szj.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 110 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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