A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 141 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (88 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/03/17 / 2017-03-30 18:50:14 / March 30, 2017 @ 6:50 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 151.8415 East, latitude -5.5574 South, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10008dci. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008dci. The temblor was picked up at 04:50:14 / 4:50 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 141 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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