A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 151 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (94 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 24.99 km (16 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/08/17 / 2017-08-18 04:58:03 / August 18, 2017 @ 4:58 am. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:58:03 / 2:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 152.378° East, -5.717° South, depth 24.99 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000aazq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000aazq.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 151 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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